Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

145 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes persistent leg cramps?

I her real bad leg cramps have had this for a long time have seen my doctor about this I take magnesium powder every day I no its been hotter lately so making sure I drink a lot of water as well as having a hydra lute tablet the pain can get so bad that I m putting something in my mouth so I don t wake any one up with the screaming it feels like a dog is tearing at my leg s what else can I do as this is getting me down thank you Wendy
Fri, 7 Dec 2018
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response

Leg cramps can be from various issues apart from magnesium deficiency such as diabetes, vascular insufficiency, chronic fatigue syndrome, low hemoglobin levels, vitamin deficiency and so forth.

I would like to assess the details at my clinic with a thorough clinical examination for further guidelines and management ahead.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Purva Patel,
General & Family Physician
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I am a 59 year old female and this evening I got a leg cramp in the calf of my right leg..I get them now and then. I sat mostly at work today and maybe got up about six times..I was just wondering what can be done to soothe the painful cramp..It comes and goes right now it doesn t hurt?

doctor1 MD

I am currently a heart patient, and have started to experience leg cramps. What could be some reasons for that. I ve had them in the past, but not as often. I ve heard they can be from medications, or dehydration? I ve taken two 99mg over the counter potassium the last several nights, but still get cramps several times a night. They only seem to happen when my legs are up in a recliner, or in bed. Can I take more potassium or is there a maximum a person can take? Or is there something else that might cause them? Mike,

doctor1 MD

My Brother has always had severe leg cramping. Recently he has been walking/running @ 6 miles 3 times a week. Last night his got VERY SEVERE leg cramps. Last night his leg started swelling and tonight it is somewhat red. The appears to be some lumpiness in the leg. What could this be & does he need to go to the ER?