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

Answered by Christina Lasich, MD