Severe foot cramps treatment

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I've begun having severe muscle cramps in the arches of both feet, real toe-crossing cramps. I can usually massage them away (sometimes it takes a long time). I'll get them on and off for an hour or so before I can really get the foot relaxed. Anyone else have this?
Rest cramps: Cramps at rest are very common, especially in older adults, but may be experienced at any age, including childhood. Rest cramps often occur during the night. While not life-threatening, night cramps (commonly known as nocturnal cramps) can be painful, disruptive of sleep, and they can recur frequently (that is, many times a night, and/or many nights each week). The actual cause of night cramps is unknown.
I have been getting severe cramping in my right hand and foot when I stand up or change positions. There is a slight tingling in my right leg and then I have to stand still while the cramp happens. Lasts only 15-20 seconds. Am seeing a neurologist. He did an EMG, results were normal. Blood tests for potassium, thyroid all OK. I have been on 3 medications so far (Buspar, neurontin, & an anti-depressant) and no change in symptoms.
I have searched for "severe leg cramps" before and never found anything until I added "severe inner thigh cramps" and found all these interesting tips on this page. It made me realize I've been having these for about the same length of time I've been on triamterine! I now have new ammunition when I return to my doctor. She didn't have a clue when I explained the symptoms (same as Lynn and Penmarko).
I can relate to the cramping that you are having. During TX I also experienced several bout's of cramps in my foot and right hip. I was taking several different supplement at the time including magnesium, Zinc and calcium. I found no patten to the attacks. I might have several cramps within a couple days, then nothing for Weeks or more. The even persisted for some time post TX. I am now 1.5 years post TX, I have not had the cramps for some time.
Has anyone had any problems with SEVERE muscle cramps and is it from the Fibro? Mine always hit the inside thigh muscle and are as bad as labor pains. They actually build and release just like a contraction. They are severe enough to make my cry and all I can do is try to stretch them out and put Biofreeze on them. I can't take many more of these. Any ideas what this might be coming from?
The cramps are either very strong or weak but repeated (I can have cramps on both legs at the same time). Foot cramps can get to 15 cramps on a row. L-carnitine had effect for one or two weeks but then came back to the same.Is this a muscle metabolic disorder? Should I look for other causes?
As far as I know I am not diabetic but for the past three or so years I've been getting these lower leg foot and toe cramps while I sleep. Sometimes I can do an opposite stretch while still in bed and that will make the cramp go away and other times I have to get up and walk around the bedroom. The toe cramps are the worst. My big toe will spread away from the other toes and then go back toward my shins and I have to use my hand to push it back to position.
i had major foot painprior to treatment..
Can Hepatitis C cause severe leg cramps at night and if so what vitamin or over the counter medicine can help this? We are currently taking Milkthistle 2000 mgs a day.
Now I'm taking beta blockers (Propranolol) to keep my heart palpitations under control until the nodule shrinks (I just underwent RAI - radioiodine treatment - the vibrating foot was there before the treatment). Anyway, that is all I have.. of course, the sensation is driving me crazy and scares me to death... (I've had enough being sick!!) Anybody else in a similar situation??
I am very are sorry you are experiencing it now. It is very painful. I have awakened many nights will severe leg cramps. Excruciating. The main issue you have… is not leg cramps. The reason you have leg cramps is poor medical care and poor monitoring of your response to treatment. Until you solve that, you will continue to experience complications of cirrhosis do to improper treatment and management.
05, just one hour to go before i would have gotten up anyway, I have been sitting here crying like a baby, not with the pain so much, though that is sure bad enough, but just through sheer frustration, of not being able to do anything about it, I have paced the floor most of the night trying to keep the spasms or cramps, out of my foot, The cramp or spasm whatever it is in my left hand, has not cleared for over an hour, and the finger seems to be stuck at the pulled down position and the pa
The various causes of foot cramps or tightening or painful contraction in the middle of foot are an over exerted foot poor foot circulation, lack of potassium, dehydration, pinched nerves due to electrical impulse from brain not reaching the muscles, alcohol or tobacco use, nutritional deficiency, etc. sciatica has been the previous culprit causing pain in back and thigh and leg cramps. This could be pinched nerve in the leg or foot.
Ever since I have had sometimes severe muscle twitches and cramps in my toes, calf, top of my foot, heel, etc. It keeps me up at night, and is very distracting and sometimes painful. I asked around (a few friends who probably don't know lol) and they said it could be the nerve either mis-firing, or trying to regrow. My neurosurgeon says that if I haven't gotten anything back within the first year after damage, I won't. He says it's the nerve randomly firing with no real purpose.
5 hrs after eating junk food my legs and feet start fasiculating, then i know im in trouble about 20 min after that i start with severe leg cramps. it will be calves, anterior and lateral and of course posterior aspects of lower legs and sometimes up the interior aspect up my mostly right thigh, you talk about pain full it is a 10 on the rictor scale. sometimes my toes will cramp so bad i have to step on my foot with my other foot to straighten it out.
MRI results showed moderate herniation at L4/5 with severe narrowing. Doctors believe this stenosis could be causing the twithcing, spasms and cramps in both my legs. I am still concerned about things like MS or Parkinsons. I have an occassional twitch in my arm muscles but nothing like my legs. These mostly appear in my bicept and elbow. Should I be worried about these other diseases and ask for a work up for MS as well? Thanks for you help.
Again, same thing, plus it seemed to stop working and also gave me muscle cramps in my legs. Then she had me to try Cymbalta. I got severe dizziness from it too. Finally, she tried Xanax but because I didn't want to take 2-3 pills a day, she eventually switched me to Klonopin. I know, it is a benzo and people frown on taking them. But Klonopin was a life saver for me. I take only one .5 a day (actually I cut it in half; 1/2 in the morning, 1/2 at night).
For the past 2 days, I've had this constant buzzing sensation in my left foot. It comes and goes every 6 seconds. However, when I walk, and when I do other activities that require a lot of attention, the sensation disappears. I seem to be getting different sensations, all paresthesia, that come and go every couple of weeks. During these periods, I also get anxious, so I'm not sure if its anxiety or the paresthesia that's the cause. What could this be?
Hi, Sorry to hear, your aching. I am hyperthyroid and ache, all over daily, mostly my left shoulder/arm. Pain meds do not seem to help at all. But what does help, is just laying down and relaxing, when the aches get intense. Hope you feel better. Good luck to you !
Anyone taking the Sovaldi and having severe leg cramps should ask their physician about the use of Clonazepam to treat their leg cramps.
The over-the-counter regimens that you describe usually work. Failure to respond to symptomatic treatment, persistence of iarhea or blood in the stool are indications for investigation. Risk factors such as foreign travel exposure to others with diarrhea, antibiotic use, will influence the timing and extent of the evaluation. Initially, stool cultures are done. A flexible sigmoidoscopy is sometimes done if the diarrhea persists and the cultures are negative.
Sometimes, it's nearly impossible to flex my foot back up. Last night I braced my foot against the wall next to my bed and literally forced the joint to bed and I saw stars and passed right out. When I came to, I was drenched in sweat, felt like a freight train had passed through my head and my leg felt like it had been torched! I fell right back to sleep within minutes as though I hadn't slept in a week and now my leg just feels pulled and sore. What could be the cause?
I am one day past IVF and am having lower menstrual cramps. Is this unusual. Did anyone else's doctor require them to have bedrest for 24 hours? Thanks for listening.
Well I thought when treatment ended and I was SVR the leg cramps would end...but nope still get those foot cramps and charlie horses. I finally had to break down and go to a specialist. Well he told me to take a glass of Tonic Water every night. It contains "quinine" and it should help and then go to physical therapy. Iv'e been too busy for the PT but I started drinking that tonic water. You know what - not ONE toe cramp or charlie horse since I did it!
moments, I am new to forum posting. This question concerns my husband who has been suffering from gradual worsening of muscle cramps over the last 5 years. He is a very hard person to get to the doctor an I am searching high and low for answers or possible questions to ask the doc next time we go.
Hi, I just found this site, and the info here,and support seems really great- I have Hep-c,and am hopfully getting on the treatment next month- Does anyone eles have a real sore back,about mid way down kinda throbs,,and cramps all the time,.,?? and I have just noticed that my socks leave great,huge dents in my shins,,,uugggg,(water retention,I geuss) I feel like ****,.so tierd all the time,.,.,.,sore joints.....
Denise, I don't know if this will help for your situation or not, but I too have very severe muscle cramps in feet & legs. This has been a life-long problem for me and also my daughter. We both have poor circulation (cold hands&feet, runs in family) and a high arch. The ligaments in my feet both on bottom and top can draw up so fiercely that my toes jerk and twist. It sometimes happens after I take off my shoes and lay down or when I try to apply any pressure to my arch.
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