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Hafiz Muhammad

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What causes spasms in a person’s leg?


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A sudden involuntary contraction in the leg muscles often gives rise to painful cramps. Some of the probable causes can be as follows:

Dehydration caused from strenuous physical workouts or laborious jobs is one of the prime causes of leg cramps.

Insufficient supply of blood to your legs owing to narrowing of arteries, a condition called arteriosclerosis.

Compression of nerves in the spine.

Depletion of potassium, calcium and sodium levels caused by taking diuretics.

Loss of muscle mass owing to aging.

Vitamin deficiency

Shortage of carbohydrate

Trauma or any injury

Stiff muscles


Underlying medical conditions like diabetes or problems in liver and thyroid.


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