What is the reason for muscle cramps in the bottom part of the belly and pain above the heel of the right leg?

Q. What could be causing my muscle cramps and heel pain?

Answered by
Dr. Kaveri Dandapani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 22, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 18, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have muscle cramps in the bottom part of my belly or sometimes one one side of the belly since two to three years. I have put on a lot of weight and now have a protruding belly. I am taking Presolar twice a day, Tazloc-H, Modlip 10, Neurobion Forte once a day, and Caldikind sachet once a week for vitamin D deficiency. Also, I have pain just above the heel of the right leg when I try to stand or walk. After a while, it goes away. What are the possible causes and remedies? I have attached my recent reports for your reference.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

The first thing I want to address is regarding your weight. I want you to reduce it by 44.09 Ibs within a year. Your HbA1c is high. Even though your PPBS (post-prandial blood sugar) is normal, FBS (fasting blood sugar) is slightly high. For this, I want you to go for regular exercises like 5 km walk daily, regular measured diet, avoiding rice and taking millets. After three months, I would like you to repeat your FBS, PPBS, HbA1c and lipid profile. We will then decide about your diabetic status. In my opinion, if you do what I suggested regularly and reduce your weight, most of your problems will get solved. I am not comfortable with prescribing medicines right now as it is not a good idea to treat your symptoms alone. We must find out the basic reason for all your problems and treat it first. That is what I am doing.

Take care.

Hello doctor,

Thank you so much. I have started walking about 1.88 miles every day, since a month now. I have also reduced my food intake considerably. Is it true that Magnesium can help in solving problems of muscle cramps? Regards.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Magnesium may help in some people. Reduction of food intake is not the only criteria. Please do as I have suggested. Also, never skip a meal.

Take care.

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