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What causes severe cramps in the ankles and feet at night?

I have sever cramps in my legs at night...some in my ankles and my feet....they actually bend and contort and it is so painful...i eat bananas and have a wonderful diet full of everything I need in a day so I am not sure what causes it or what to do about it..I am up at least 6 times during the night with this..
Thu, 6 Jun 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

You can try Magnesium supplements and supplements that contain B-complex vitamins to help with your cramps. Also, it might be good to have a check of your electrolytes in the blood, especially Ca+ levels as these may affect the muscles and cause cramps.

I hope this answers your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Antoneta Zotaj, General & Family Physician
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