What is it?!?! (leg question)

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    Aug 13, 2008 1:32 AM GMT
    Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, I stretch a little too fast. What results is a mind numbing pain in the back of my leg. It feels like a super tightening of the leg. Is this just from stretching too fast?

    Also, earlier today when I was trying to take a treadmill out of the back of a van on my knees, I felt a balling up in the bend of my leg? What the heck is that?
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    Aug 13, 2008 2:43 PM GMT
    I have had this sensation sometimes waking up at 4 o clock in the morning screaming my lungs out. The reason in my case was not a trauma but I was low on electrolytes especially potassium, haven't stretched enough.

    http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/sprainsstrains/a/legcramp.htm

    After fixing the imbalance it went away for good, good luck.
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    Aug 13, 2008 10:28 PM GMT
    Thanks for the comments. I remember hearing something about potassium. I also think spending the majority of the night sleeping with my legs bent might have something to do with it. icon_confused.gif Maybe.
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    Aug 14, 2008 12:12 PM GMT
    Interesting, while I agree 100%,I wonder how do you facilitate that ? Since I do sport every day I could sleep 12 hours a day, I am glad to even make it to the bed and just drop down like a log, I have no clue whatsoever what my legs are doing at night, last week I woke up and the dogs had opened the bedroom door and thought it was a good idea to place their 300 pounds halfway across my legs, didn't feel a thing till the alarm went off.

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    do you strap yourself to bed ? I would not be judging... icon_twisted.gif