I'm thrilled to welcome guest expert Mary Ann Wilmarth.
A physical therapist and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member, she is the chief of physical therapy at Harvard University. She is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and in addition, is certified in manual therapy from the University of St Augustine and in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment from the McKenzie Institute.
I don't think any doctor or physical therapist would advocate for pitching through pain. Please do see the doctor - an untreated injury has the potential for an injury that could sideline him for much longer than needed
Ouch! I have experienced leg cramping a few times and it is a pain like no other!
My first thought was potassium - is he getting enough? It sounds like you have explored many options already. Has he visited a physical therapist to see if there are exercises that might alleviate the spasms?
Here is a link that might give some additional routes to explore:
Muscle cramps or spasms - There are 27 conditions associated with muscle cramps or spasms (painful), muscle twitching (painless) and weakness.
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