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Posted by Frederick Kramer on October 11, 1999 at 15:56:29:

In Reply to: Re: Lower leg cramps posted by LIZ on August 02, 1999 at 11:16:10:

: : I have been getting severe calf cramps every night that wakes me up out of a dead sleep. i have tried drinking lots of water, taking vitamins, and eating bananas. is there anything else i can do??
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: : I get very severe cramps on the outter parts of my lower legs when I walk any distance. It feels like the tendons are being twisted and pulled. I have tried stretching exercises, several different pairs of shoes, arch supports and physical therapy. Nothing helps. The doctor says I am too young to have it caused by circulation problems. Any ideas? or suggestions? Thanks.

: : : sounds like shes having severe muscle spasms that could come from any type of problem in the brain she needsto see a neuroligist and be evaluated there is treatment that does work for this condition she mighthave to try a couple of things to get to that point first i also have severe muscle spasms i did let it go until i had contratures and was just about screaming all the time from the pain also they do get worse without treatment mind got so bad i almost was unable to walk treatment is very inportant in this condition early it will preventmany problems also streaching and the exercise is not the cause it starts in the brain anso no exercise program will work if she wont see a neurologist at the very least get her to see a doctor that deals with the muscles or a physiophysicam wish you well this is a hard didease to get to understand

: : I don't know if this will go on. But was reading this site. March of 98, I got out of bed in the morning. My leg from my ankles into my hip was spastic, could hardly move, but went to work that same day thinking it would work itself out. Long story short, 3 months of doctors, lost my ins., and job., was sent from one doctor to another, all kinds of medicines(about 15) which nothing helped. My son brought me to a massuse theripist and removed 5 knots out of muscles in my leg. I ran out of money with no income, so I had to stop going. To this day, I cannot stand, sit, or walk very much. I use a cane. The pains in the muscles are very real with anyone that it happens to.

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