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How to treat painful muscle cramps from thigh to the hip?

Hi... My name is Pat.... Lately I've been having severe muscle cramps they creep up my thigh to my hip causing such pain I'm unable to stand, My pain when these cramps occur is a 10 on and 1-10 scale. The only thing that helps is 1/4 cup of salt in warm water..... Please....Please....Please HELP.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014
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Hello Pat and welcome.

There are various causes for muscle cramps like dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, nerve impingement, medication, exercises, ergonomic factors, etc.

I would recommend you to visit your doctor at the earliest for an accurate diagnosis and treatment accordingly. In the meantime,make sure you keep yourself adequately hydrated.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes.
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