Nocturnal leg cramps

What is Nocturnal leg cramps?

A cramp is a sudden, severe, and involuntary muscle contraction or over-shortening; while generally temporary and non-damaging, they can cause mild-to-excruciating pain, and a paralysis-like immobility of the affected muscle(s). Onset is usually sudden, and it resolves on its own over a period of several seconds, minutes, or hours. Cramps may occur in a skeletal muscle or smooth muscle. Skeletal muscle cramps may be caused by any combination of muscle fatigue, a lack of electrolytes (e.g., low sodium, low potassium, or low magnesium). Cramps of smooth muscle may be due to menstruation or gastroenteritis.

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I am 58 and get nocturnal cramps . I am taking methycobal and Evion? How long can one take this medication as I understand evion has some effect on...

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DO not worry, These can be taken safely for a year or so and can be continued if your doctor has...

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i am a 54 year old woman who is having night time cramping or charlie horses in my calves and thigh. calves most. so i started taking magnesium 400...

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Most of the time, night leg cramps occur for no known reason, and they're usually harmless. In general, night leg...

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My mom has leg pain in her both legs, she has swelling as well. Someone advised her to go for Doppler/duplex scan as they suspected it would be a...

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 As unlikely as it sounds, vitamin,mineral,electrolytes and water deficiency are an almost completely unrecognized...

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