The causes of muscle cramps in the legs can be as disparate as dehydration, overexercise, trauma to the muscle, reactions to medications or sitting in one position for too long, according to Everyday Health. While leg cr... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The actual cause cramps in the legs and feet is not known, but it may be caused by conditions or activities such as overuse of muscles, dehydration, nerve compression, mineral deficiency and cold weather, according to Ma... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Factors contributing to leg cramps may be as simple as dehydration or muscle strain, according to the Mayo Clinic. Occasionally, leg cramps are the result of other more serious underlying causes. More » Health Pain & Symptoms
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