My doctor says nothing to worry about. What could be causing this? It happens 2-3 nights a week and awakes me from sleep. I am 76 years old and have no significant health problems.
Two conditions come to mind in regards to your night leg pain.
Have you ever asked your doctor if you suffer from low potassium. Low potassium can cause moderate aching of the leg and calf especially at night. Low potassium can be diagnosed with a simple blood test.
Also, do you know if your doctor ruled out restless leg syndrome? Restless leg syndrome is always worse at night, notorious for keeping people awake and the pain is more like an ache or an itch that just won't go away. Furthermore, restless leg syndrome tends to get worse with age. Unfortunately, restless leg syndrome is hard to diagnose. Usually doctors diagnose RLS by process of elimination.
Best of luck to you Bonnie. I hope you get to the bottom of your leg pain soon.
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