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What causes severe cramps in thighs?

Hi Dr. I am experiencing severe cramps in the thigh area of both legs, first the right leg then 15 minutes later the left leg. What is the cause and also how do I treat such severe cramps, I cant stay sleeping nor can I get back to sleep after these episodes, even though I am very tired. I am 70 yrs. old female.
Thu, 5 May 2016
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hi,

thank you for providing the brief history of you.

A thorough neuromuscular assessment is advised.

As you are 70 years old, this cramps are related to the ageing process and slowing of the metabolism. since the cramps related to the metabolism and the biochemical tramission between the tissues a good way to improve the metabolism is to Perforn regular exercises.

Also physical therapy in ageing helps reduce the cramps, improve the strength and also improve the overall health status.

In my clinical practice I see cases in geriatrics with similar complaints and majority of them recovers with simple exercise.

Regards
Jay Indravadan Patel
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