Hi. I am a 34 year old female. I suffer from extreme leg cramps. It is almost a constant pain. I have the worst of the at night but will also have them all throughout the day. The worst of them are the ones that occur in my inner thigh almost always on my right side. When these occur I can hardley move. It sends me straight into tears. It starts in my thigh and them feels like it wraps around to my hip and outside of my leg. I have had magnesium and potassium levels checked. Potass was medium to low so they prescribed a low dose of potass. This seems to have helped slightly but has no where near taken care of the problem or made it any easier to sleep. Please help me! I have no idea what to do next! Thanks so much!
Hi...I know all to well about these...they can really hurt, and not just while the cramping is happening but for days later...ouch... Have u had ur Vit D levels checked too?...B12?....these in addition to magnesium and potassium are important when it comes to having issues like this. Good luck
I feel your pain as I too suffer from immobilizing charley horses, mine are from my groin/thigh down entire right leg. When it happens there is nothing you can do, mine have lasted for hours until I sometime lost feeling in my toes up to my knee. Do you also have pain in the buttock, hip and groin area as well? If so it could be your SI Joint. I just got a cortisone injection in it today and I pray it will help. The doctor says it may take up to 5 days before getting full relief. If you have the other symptoms I've mentioned, read up on sacroilitis and si joint syndrom, then see a pain mangement doctor as they are only ones that understand this problem and will be able to help.
I used to get those when I was a child and first battling RA - they ARE painful and it's true, there's nothing you can do but wait for it to ease up on its own.
Along with the advice above, make sure you're getting enough fluids. Sounds odd, but I remember that sometimes drinking orange juice helped the spasms ease up quicker. I don't know if it was the fluids, or something in the juice, but it helped!
Deep breathing-get oxygen to the muscles-seems to help me. I'm thinking about wearing the compression stockings I got when I had my hips replaced to increase circulation too. Regular yoga practice would probably help as well.
I too get extremely painful inner thigh charley horses. There is something that gets rid of the cramp. Run a hot shallow bath and sit in it. Moving and stretching helps the heat work. It has to be really hot.
sometimes i think i'm loosing my mind i hurt so bad from Charlie Horses i also have restless legs i take several meds for restless and i sometime wonder if it might be causing the charlie horses the worst one are in my inner thigh and groin area i can't sleep at night because of these i wish there was help some where for this problem what i would give for a good nights sleep
Does it work for Charley horses in the stomach? I get horrible Charley horses in my stomach ever since I had my surgery. My husband says he gets them because of dehydration, but I know that this is not the case for me. Ever since my surgery I drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. A never drink anything carbonated, 1 cup of coffee a day, but I do have to take Miralax every other day. If I sneeze or cough or try using my stomach muscles it will cause horrible seizing Charley horses so bad I can't stand it. It would be nice to figure out how to prevent them also if you know how I would really appreciate it from happening or from happening so often. Thank you so much for any information you have.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.