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The night leg cramps your husband is having are very common in elderly age.The exact cause of night leg cramps isn't known.Most common causes of such cramp pain are:
-Low potassium levels,
-Neuro muscular disorders,
-Peripheral vascular disease.
Following helps to relieve the night leg cramps:Stretching and massaging the affected muscle,applying a cold pack to the affected muscle,taking a hot bath,using a pillow to prop the feet up in bed while sleeping on your back,supplementation with vitamin B12 & gabapentin.
Also he may need certain prescription medications for which he needs to make an appointment with internal medicine doctor/family physician.
Hope this helped
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