Our expert says:
There are a few causes of pain in the legs at night - but are these cramps or just a dull ache? Pain associated with circulation problems usually gets better if you hang your leg down at the side of the bed. Cramps can be caused by potassium depletion, dehydration, overexertion of the muscles, diseases like Parkinsons, certain medication like diuretics, albuterol, calcium channelblockers, certain psychiatric medications, diabetes. Nerve pain can be caused by nerve root compression in the lower back. Your doctor needs to look at the symptoms and examine for all the possible causes to be able to give you the right treatment.
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