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Cramps While Sleeping

For the last 7-8 months, I been getting cramps in my right calf & arch (Mostly) while sleeping, usually around 3 am & I have to get up and walk it off.
My Chiroprator gave me a couple of supplements, Calcium (something) & Cataplex F, both made by Standard Process, (who said I have tight hamstrings). My MD recommended Tonic water, which I also have tried, but none have worked.
I use a threadmill 30 minutes a day, 3-4 times a week. I am not into stenuous workouts. I did have back surgery some 18 months ago (L4-5) for Sciatica Stenosis which helps a lot.
I'm a male 72 years old in good health & average built.
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Hi, could be an entity called restless leg syndrome, where there is an odd sensation in the legs during sleep causing the individual to move, which relieves the sensation. This can cause inadequate sleep leading to fatigue and daytime sleepiness. They can be diagnosed with a sleep study and medications help to control them. Other causes for leg cramps are injury, repetitive activity and dehydration.So, I would advise you to consult your primary care physician for further evaluation. He may then ask for a sleep study called polysomnography and may refer you to a sleep specialist if needed. Regards.
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