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Im 63 years of age and still working, my main hobby is gardening.

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I'm 63 years of age and still working, my main hobby is gardening. During the past few weeks I've had quite a number of episodes of cramp in my hands and somtimes my feet.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.

Hello,
Welcome to justanswer.com and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question. First I need a little more information-

Do you get cramps in feet/ hand at night?
Are you suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?
Do you have dizziness?
Are you suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry for delay, tech problem.


The cramps are more often in the day and are either in my hands or feet but not together.


I don't have any dizziness and don't have any medical conditions.


I've just finished taking antibiotics for a chest infection.

Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Dear Customer, Thanks for providing additional information.
I can understand your concern.

Having such cramps in hands and feet have come due to underlying medical issue, and have to be thoroughly investigated by doctor.

There are different medical conditions for such symptoms, Possible causes are-

-Imbalance of electrolyte levels in body,
-Thyroid disorder- Hypothyroidism,
-Peripheral artery disease,
-Kidney disease,
-Diabetes.

To make a diagnose, you need to undergo few tests which includes-
Complete blood count, Blood sugar test, Thyroid hormone test, Kidney function test. Also sodium, potassium, and calcium levels in blood should be checked.

You should use a cold pack to relax tense muscles, and this will help in cramps. After this use a warm towel or heating pad later if you have pain or tenderness, you can take a hot bath.

Also massaging the cramped muscle will help in solving the problem.
You should gently stretch your leg and move your foot towards your knee, until you feel the calf muscles stretch.This will relax your leg muscles.
Also you should formulate an exercise routine and ensure that you build on it gradually. You should avoid alcohol, coffee,tobacco.

I would recommend that you visit your primary doctor for evaluation and get it managed.

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.



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