Leg cramps at night?

I’ve been getting cramps in my leg since I was a kid and I’ve always wondered why this happens. I’ll be asleep and I wake up feeling my leg about to cramp. It’s mostly my calf’s but sometimes it’s my thighs or feet. They’re quite painful but I’ve gotten use to them. Why does this happen?? Is this a disorder or do... show more I’ve been getting cramps in my leg since I was a kid and I’ve always wondered why this happens. I’ll be asleep and I wake up feeling my leg about to cramp. It’s mostly my calf’s but sometimes it’s my thighs or feet. They’re quite painful but I’ve gotten use to them. Why does this happen?? Is this a disorder or do my muscles tense up from dreems.
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