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My left leg cramping at night. What could be wrong ?

19, 170 lbs. Yesterday I started an exercise routine. All was fine until hours later, my left leg (calf and thigh) began cramping as I tried to rest at night. And it is only my left leg. What could be wrong ?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jul 2011
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The cramp could be attributed to your exercise. Starting exercise suddenly can cause damage and cramping of your muscles. You should start with warmup before doing the regular exercise. Drink plenty of water and natural fruits juice atleast an hour before the exercise to prevent electrolyte imbalance which can also cause cramps. You can avoid or reduce your exercise till the pain goes. Apply pain killing gel on the painful site of leg for relief. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water.
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