Very Painful Leg And Foot Cramps

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Definition

Leg pain is a common symptom and complaint.

For more specific information, see:

  • Foot pain
  • Knee pain
  • Joint pain
  • Hip pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Shin splints

Alternative Names

Pain - leg; Aches - leg; Cramps - leg


Considerations


Common Causes

Leg pain can be due to a muscle cramp (also called a charley horse). Common causes of cramps include:

  • Dehydration or low amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the blood
  • Medications such as:
    • Diuretics, which can cause you to lose too much fluid or minerals
    • St...
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