• Cinda Cinda
    July 17, 2008
    Leg cramps
    Cinda Cinda
    July 17, 2008

    For about a month now, my left leg and foot cramps severly everynight. Now my leg is so sore it hurts to walk. Can RA cause this?

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  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    July 17, 2008
    Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    July 17, 2008

    RA can affect your muscles, tendons and ligaments. In addition to inflammation, they can be affected by you moving your body differently to protect your joints and thereby putting a different kind of stress on your muscles. It's absolutely a good idea to treated with key, massage and gentle stretching. As well, leg cramps at night can mean that you're dehydrated - are you drinking enough water through the day? Taking a magnesium supplement before you go to bed may help, as well (it helps relax your muscles a little). However, given that this is a relatively new thing for you, it happens every night and is now starting to affect you in the day time, it's probably a good idea to make an appointment to see your doctor to get her/his opinion.

     

    Good luck!


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  • Perry Tomlinson July 19, 2008
    Perry Tomlinson
    July 17, 2008

    Yes Ra does have a bearing,try vit d and honey and cinnamon tab spoon honey half teaspoon cinnamon ,buy the quills and grind them your self bye

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    psd
    July 17, 2008
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    psd
    July 17, 2008

    I would guess that yes this from the RA since it can affect the tendons as well as joints.  Be sure to tell you doc about it when you are in.  I have found that for me heat, whether heating pad, muscle rub or a dip in the hot tub helps relax it before bedtime.  I still occasionally have cramps like that though and really not much I can do about them but ride them out. 

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