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I am 84 years old. Would wearing support stockings at night

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I am 84 years old. Would wearing support stockings at night help alleviate the leg and foot cramps that plague me?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Subbanna MD replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I am an American Board Certified Neurologist and I am very glad to help you with your health concerns.
Yes wearing the support stocking at night can help with the leg & foot cramping, so worth trying it.
I have couple of questions;
1) Did you try anything else other than the treatments you have mentioned above?
2) Did you get investigated to find out the possible cause for these cramps? Did your doctors check for thyroid problems, electrolyte disturbances or vitamin deficiencies, circulation problems, pinched spinal nerves etc - which can cause these kind of cramps?