Sometimes night cramps occur without any identifiable causes, but they generally tend to represent muscle fatigue or nerve problems, according to Mayo Clinic. Known causes for night leg cramps include medications, metabo... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

To prevent nighttime calf cramps, stretch every day before bedtime, drink plenty of water throughout the day and eat a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, recommends WebMD. If these methods do not work, over-the-co... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Some remedies for cramps in the legs and feet are stretching the muscle, flexing the foot, taking a warm bath, applying ice to the cramp and pulling the toes upward, says WebMD. Standing on the cramped leg and massaging ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Chronic fatigue syndrome and hypothyroidism are two conditions that cause muscle soreness not related to trauma or other explanations, notes Mayo Clinic. People with chronic fatigue syndrome may experience other symptoms... More »

The effectiveness of treatment for leg cramps depends on the underlying cause of the cramp, but most cramps respond well to self-treatment, notes WebMD. Many are also easy to prevent by drinking plenty of fluids and avoi... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Thigh cramps at night have various causes, including unknown reasons, muscle fatigue, nerve problems and drugs, according to Mayo Clinic. In rare cases, diseases such as peripheral artery disease, diabetes and spinal ste... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Some causes of calf muscle cramps are circulatory problems, a deficiency in certain minerals, overheating the body, dehydration, medications, compressed or pinched nerves and muscle strain. A medical condition, such as p... More »