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Nocturnal leg cramps

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by NewsBot, Jan 26, 2012.

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    Nocturnal Leg Cramps and Prescription Use That Precedes Them
    Scott R. Garrison, MD; Colin R. Dormuth, ScD; Richard L. Morrow, MA; Greg A. Carney, BSc; Karim M. Khan, MD, PhD
    Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(2):120-126.
     
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  3. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    Always thought they were due to ischaemia from elevation but I have been corrected by a student. Those relieved by stretching, not dependence, are neurological etiologically.
     
  4. METaylor

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    Nocturnal leg cramps mostly respond to magnesium 3-400mg/day as it is nature's calcium channel blocker and is essential for parathyroid hormone which improves the absorption and retention of calcium. Most practitioners use a 2:1 ratio of Calcium: magnesium in the long term, eg 500mg calcium (citrate is much better absorbed than carbonate) with 250mg magnesium - many good supplements have this sort of level. Dr Margaret Taylor - Australia
     
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    Unknotting night-time muscle cramp: a survey of patient experience, help-seeking behaviour and perceived treatment effectiveness
    Fiona Blyton, Vivienne Chuter and Joshua Burns
    Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2012, 5:7
     
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    Factors associated with night-time calf muscle cramps: A case-control study
    Fiona Hawke, Vivienne Chuter, Joshua Burns
    Muscle & Nerve (Accepted Article)
     
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    Nocturnal leg cramps.
    Allen RE, Kirby KA.
    Am Fam Physician. 2012 Aug 15;86(4):350-5.
     
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    Impact of nocturnal calf cramping on quality of sleep and health-related quality of life
    Fiona Hawke, Vivienne Chuter and Joshua Burns
    Quality of Life Research, Online First™, 25 September 2012
     
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    According to Margaret ..
     
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    Neurologist practice patterns in treatment of muscle cramps in Canada
    Fat MJ, Kokokyi S, Katzberg HD
    Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2013, 6:2 (9 January 2013)
     
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    Things that go bump in the night: searching for therapeutic targets and underlying mechanisms of night-time calf cramps
    Fiona Hawke, Vivienne Chuter and Joshua Burns
    Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2013, 6(Suppl 1):O14 doi:10.1186/1757-1146-6-S1-O14
     
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    Are lower limb biomechanical factors associated with night-time calf cramps in adults? A case-control study
    Fiona Hawke, Vivienne Chuter and Joshua Burns
    Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014, 7(Suppl 1):A31 doi:10.1186/1757-1146-7-S1-A31
     
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    Seasonal effects on the occurrence of nocturnal leg cramps: a prospective cohort study
    Scott R. Garrison, Colin R. Dormuth, Richard L. Morrow, Greg A. Carney, and Karim M. Khan
    CMAJ cmaj.140497; published ahead of print January 26, 2015,
     
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    Nocturnal leg cramps more common in summer
    Painful nocturnal leg cramps are about twice as common during summer than in winter, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
     
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    Interventions for leg cramps in pregnancy.
    Zhou K, West HM, Zhang J, Xu L, Li W.
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Aug 11;8:CD010655
     
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    Criteria in diagnosing nocturnal leg cramps: a systematic review.
    Hallegraeff J et al
    BMC Fam Pract. 2017 Feb 28;18(1):29. doi: 10.1186/s12875-017-0600-x.
     
  18. eddavisdpm

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    Topical magnesium (magnesium gel or magnesium oil) has worked well for my patients with idiopathic nocturnal cramps.
    Oral magnesium, due to its limited absorption, has not been as effective as the topical forms in my experience.
     
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    Nocturnal leg cramps: Prevalence and associations with demographics, sleep disturbance symptoms, medical conditions, and cardiometabolic risk factors
    Michael A. Grandner , John W. Winkelman
    PLOSone June 6, 2017
     
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