Re: sever leg and hand cramps
Wow, I have the same problem, except I have cramps & spasms in other parts as well. I had my hand spasm up while holding a cup of coffee from the convenience store one time and I could see the cup squeezing inward. Thankfully I was able to put it down real quick, otherwise I think I would have made a mess & probably burned myself.
I keep getting horrible cramps around my ankles and it makes my feet turn under and twist in. It's quite difficult to try to stand on the foot its happening to, to try to get the cramp to stop. I have my knee cramp so that it stayed bent, 2 nights ago I had a horrible one in the back of my upper leg. I even get a pulling down sensation on my face.
The last time I was at my rheum's, my hands were cramping up. He noticed it and said it looked like tetany. He sent me for more blood tests (CBC, CMP, ESR, and magnesium)..I called the office a couple times to find out if all is okay and , of course, no one's calling me back. What else is new lol. So I just assume that my tests didnt show any vitamin or mineral imbalances.
Besides this, I know I have lower spine problems and nerve pain that comes & goes, so maybe the lower body cramping might have something to do with that. But it doesnt explain my upper body & hand cramping. So I'm sorry, I dont really have an answer either..except that you might have your calcium, magnesium, and other levels checked.
Oops, one more question...when your hands cramp up, do all your fingers squish together and cramp inward towards your palm? Mine do that. Sometimes it doesnt even really hurt, but sometimes the cramp starts in the middle of my palms with alot of pain.