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how do I stop muscle cramps in left calf muscle when sleep

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how do I stop muscle cramps in left calf muscle when sleeping
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Hello from JA
Thanks for the questions.
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It depends on what these cramps are from.

You have to address the underlying cause.

Problem in the lower spine...a disc problem, can cause this.

Circulation problems, arterial or a vein clot.

Electrolytes in this case often means magnesium.
Magnesium, calcium and regular electrolytes need to be checked.

Exam of the lower back should occur and if there is a problem physical therapy can help.

An ultrasound of the legs is needed to show if there is a circulation problem. Pain on one side is somewhat unusual, making circulation problems more likely.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Were you abel to read the above answer.

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Can you use the rating system and rate postive? [smiley face].

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