Common causes of severe leg cramps include muscle strain, pregnancy, exposure to cold, mineral deficiencies, dehydration, certain medications and underlying medical conditions, according to WebMD. Additionally, leg cramp... More » Health

While specific vitamins and minerals do not cause muscle cramps, a deficiency in potassium or magnesium can lead to sports-related leg cramping, according to Everyday Health. Additionally, a deficiency in vitamins E, A, ... More »

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 »

Causes of foot and leg cramps include muscle fatigue or injury, pregnancy, dehydration, vitamin deficiencies and cold temperatures, says WebMD. Occasionally, cramps are the result of inadequate blood flow, thyroid or kid... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Common causes of leg cramps include exercise; pregnancy; dehydration; certain medicines, such as birth control; and certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease, according to WebMD. Many different conditions cause ... 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

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 »