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Question by  tysonjc1 (204)

What is the cause of leg spasms?


Answer by  ginny68 (118)

There can be many causes of leg spasms, including muscle fatigue, a calcium or magnesium deficiency or dehydration. Gentle stretching of the affected muscle can relieve simple leg spasms. Mineral or electrolyte supplementation can relieve more severe spasms, but your doctor should be consulted first. More serious disorders, such as narrowing of the arteries or diabetes can also cause spasms.

Reply by jaspal (0):
I started getting leg calf cramps since two month by every three week period. Also I have a severe knee pains in right leg which started three days back.

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Answer by  Iamstrong (659)

Leg spasms are caused by numerous reasons. Some are due to involuntary contraction of muscles. Other may be due to nutritional deficiency and/or nervous system related issues. Improved diet may well correct symptoms, however, it symptoms are continuous and/or painful advice should come from a physician.


Answer by  Susan1720 (18)

Leg spasms can be a symptom of a number of medical conditions, but the most common cause is a lack of sufficient calcium, magnesium or potassium in the diet.


Answer by  umdoc (30)

spasms are involuntary contractions and mostly caused by excessive exercise or stress on a particular muscle.other causes of spasm include low dietary calcium,low levels of blood sodium or potassium often with excessive dehydration.


Answer by  KMcRae (714)

There could be many. Anything from the vitamin deficiencies to nerve damage. It is best that you consult your doctor if you frequently experience this symptom.

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