An individual may get leg cramps at night due to various reasons, including improper sitting, muscle over-exertion, dehydration, flat feet and neuromuscular disorders, according to Cleveland Clinic. Other possible reason... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Most leg cramps can easily be treated at home by stretching and massaging the leg that hurts. Ice and heat are also recommended for cramps in the legs. Massaging the leg while applying ice is a common home remedy for cra... More » Sports & Active Lifestyle Athletes

Quick cures for leg cramps include eating a banana, licking a bit of salt or pinching the upper lip, explains Another quick cure for leg cramps is to stretch the muscles of the leg. More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Nocturnal leg cramps are often caused by an overexertion of the muscles, improper sitting or long-term standing on concrete floors, according to Cleveland Clinic. Medical conditions such as pregnancy, alcoholism, neuromu... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Severe foot and leg cramps can be the result of magnesium or potassium deficiency, problems with blood circulation in the legs, nerve malfunction, dehydration and muscle fatigue, among other conditions, according to WebM... More »

Prevent nighttime leg cramps by drinking plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, stretching the legs before bedtime and keeping the covers at the foot of the bed untucked, advises Mayo Clinic. Wearing properly fitted sh... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Some common reasons for leg and foot cramps are sitting in the same position too long, overuse of muscles unaccustomed to exercise, and dehydration, states Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society writing on CNN. ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms