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Involuntary calf muscle movement, back cramps. On crampex medication. Treatment?

Hi Doc, I am a man of 55 and have suffered from muscle cramps for a long time now. I was very active as a sporting youngster and still play tennis fairly regularly and get bad cramps especially at night dispite drinking sports drinks and have always used salt on my food. Lately I am getting hip cramps at work if I sit in an awkward position or back cramps if I twist in certain directions. I have started taking CRAMPEX which helps for a day or two but is soon back even when I am relaxing on the sofa. Any help would be grateful. I also have been noticing involuntary calf muscle movement which continues when I am relaxed. Any thoughts and treatment? Thanks
Asked On : Wed, 18 Jul 2012
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To avoid these cramps you need to take electrolyte rich fluids, do regular stretching exercises and start with some methylcobalamin supplements.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Thu, 1 May 2014
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