Q. What is the treatment available for cramps in legs and hands?

Answered by
Dr. Magesh T
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Feb 19, 2019

Hello doctor,

My mother is 80 years old. Height 5", weight 40 Kg. No history of sugar or BP. The respiratory system is normal. Diet is normal, two or three chapatis. She is suffering from cramp in legs and hands for the last one year. She is advised for Methylcobalamin 1500 OD with Becozinc multivitamin for the last six months. There is a relief of about 20 % by this treatment. Will you please advice any other medicine?

Dr. Magesh T

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read about your mother's complaint. I would advise you to have a basic blood investigation to look for serum potassium level. If potassium is low, she will need extra potassium in her diet like tender coconut water and other dietary supplementation. You will also require a complete physical examination. She has been taking Vitamin B12 which is fine in case of neuropathic pain but here she might be beneficial if she takes some muscle relaxants like Myoril 8 mg twice daily for three days.

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