Cramping can be caused by any number of things. If it's right after you did some vigorous exercise, it can be a simple muscle strain. Some causes, like electrolyte imbalances and many neurological or metabolic diseases, would probably affect all muscles, not just one leg. There are rare exceptions, though.
Other things that can cause cramping-type pain in a leg include (but are not limited to)
- nerve problems (radiculopathy) originating in the back or lower down, like a nerve root that is getting leaned on (impinged) by a nearby structure
- neurological claudication, which is caused by narrowing of the space for the spinal cord (spinal stenosis), often relieved by leaning forward (as when pushing on a shopping cart)
- arterial claudication, caused by decreased blood flow to the leg, from blockage in an artery, often relieved by rest
- bone diseases in the leg may present with pain
If your leg gets worse over time, or if it doesn't get better with rest and over-the-counter remedies like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, you should see your health care practitioner (nurse practitioner, MD, DO) for an opinion.
There are a number of causes as to why a leg may ache. These include strain, fatigue, a pulled muscle, or a bruise.
A sharp pain in a persons calf is usually a Charley Horse.
what causes sharp middle back pain to the buttock and stiffness to the right leg and cause falling down
I have a pain in my right butt an my right leg by my calf when i get the pain in my butt my leg hurts at the same time
If you are experiencing sharp pain and a burning condition in your right leg, this could indicate a problem with your lower back. This pain is commonly referred to as sciatica.
She could have a pinched nerve. Take her to the doctor to see if they can give her anything to help reduce the pain.
Sharp, intensely painful, and I can't walk on that leg.
You probably slept on it wrong, cutting off the blood to your leg.