At Night My Legs Ache From My Knees Down Into The Top Of My Foot...sometimes With A Pulsating Ache. Makes It Difficult To Sleep. Could This Be Caused From A Mineral Deficiency?

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At Night My Legs Ache From My Knees Down Into The Top Of My Foot...sometimes With A Pulsating Ache. Makes It Difficult To Sleep. Could This Be Caused From A Mineral Deficiency?

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Sometimes leg cramps are caused by a mineral deficiency, commonly potassium deficience. Other times leg cramps are caused by nerve irritations from neuropathy or radiculopathy.

To address both potential issues, try these natural remedies:

Multi-vitamin daily

Acetyl L Carnitine 1000mg three times daily

Stay well hydrated and see what happens. Maybe the leg cramps will improve with these simple solutions.

Dr. Christina Lasich, MD