Leg cramps can happen for several different reasons. Legs that cramp during exercise may be a sign that the muscles are receiving inadequate blood flow, often because of a narrowing of the blood vessels. This type of cramping will often go away once you stop exerting yourself, but may gradually grow worse over time as the blood vessels continue to narrow. Other potential causes of cramps include a compressed nerve, side effects of certain medications, dehydration, and a mineral deficiency.
If your legs are cramping regularly, that often means there is an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. Don’t hold out and wait, hoping they someday disappear on their own. Get help by calling the experts at Richardson Podiatry Associates. We can discover the causes of your leg cramps and help you make adjustments to keep them at bay. Call our office at (972) 690-5374 or use our online form to reach us.