As long as I can remember I get severe cramps in my quads that at times can put me down. I've seen doctors and they just are not sure what is going on. One doc said my calcium was a bit high but not enough to cause the pain I describe. Basically what happens is if I am on my feet and moving all day I am sure to get cramps in my quads. Not just exercise but daily activites. How I've treated it in the past was ibuprofen for the pain and it seemed to work. Then I got the idea to just take it before hand if I knew I was going to be on my feet all day. Well I have developed GI issues now from too much ibupofen and can no longer take it. Tylenol does not touch the pain at all. The other thing that has always worked is propping my legs up on pillows (usually in line with my heart or higher) and whithin about 90 min the pain is gone. However this is not always practical. Any ideas on what this is? I am interested to know possible treatments for relief and also I just want to know is this something that will cause issues for me as I age. I am 31 now and don't want to be in a wheel chair when I get older. I am active and exercise 4 days a week but sometimes these cramps interfere with my performance. Any ideas out there?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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