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My calf hurts severely and it's hard to walk after I've sit or slept.after I have walked on it the pain is still there but not as bad

By Anonymous September 6, 2017 - 6:55pm
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

You may be cramping in your sleep. Do you ever wake up with pain?

There are many other reasons for leg cramps.

• Standing for a long time (especially on concrete)
• Sitting for a long time
• Too much exercise
• Low in potassium, calcium, and magnesium
• Being dehydrated
• Medicines, such as blood pressure drugs, diuretics, oral contraceptives, antipsychotics, statins, and steroids

Massaging your legs can help. Contact your doctor for help - an examination and/or testing is needed to know what's causing this pain, especially is cramping is not the cause.

September 7, 2017 - 5:44am
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