10 Causes of Calf Cramps

By jolene
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Cause #3: Idiopathic Leg Cramps

Idiopathic is a term that translates to “unknown.” Since the cause of idiopathic leg cramps is still unknown, some theories about the mechanism include abnormal nerve activity during sleep, excessive strain, and restriction of blood supply to the muscles.

The aging process may cause muscles and tendons to become stiffer and less hydrated due to the lifestyle many older individuals adopt. These individuals may therefore experience calf cramps more often than others.

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