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Shin to toes at nite not often

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shin to toes at nite not often
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.
How old are you? How tall are you? How much do you weigh? What are your symptoms? Does anything make them better or worse? Any skin changes? When did they start? Are they consistent? Are they getting worse? Are you aware of anything which might have triggered them? Any medical problems? Any surgeries? Any other medications including over-counter-pills and herbs? Any family medical history?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
im 67 5ft5in weight 137lbs, just noticed cramps this week. I have had orthoscopic knee surgery and hip replacement all on right side all due to arthritis
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.
Overuse of a muscle, dehydration, muscle strain or simply holding a position for a prolonged period can cause a muscle cramp. In many cases, however, the cause isn't known. Although most muscle cramps are harmless, some may be related to an underlying medical condition, such as inadequate blood supply, nerve compression, mineral depletion. The risk factors are age (older people lose muscle mass, so the remaining muscle can get overstressed more easily), dehydration (people who become fatigued and dehydrated while participating in warm-weather sports frequently develop muscle cramps), medical conditions (you might be at higher risk of muscle cramps if you have diabetes, or nerve, liver or thyroid disorders). You should take enough liquid & rest and have mineral supplement. If you continue to have muscle cramps, you should see your doctor to have exam, a blood test, and imaging studies.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you for your help.
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.
You are welcome. Please rate my answer. Take care.