Prevalence and characteristics of muscle cramps in patients with varicose veins.

@article{Hirai2000PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and characteristics of muscle cramps in patients with varicose veins.},
  author={Masafumi Hirai},
  journal={VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={269-73}
}
  • Masafumi Hirai
  • Published 2000 in VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that limb circulation may be disturbed in patients with muscle cramps due to leg venous hypertension. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence and characteristics of muscle cramps from venous insufficiency. PATIENTS AND METHODS The incidence and characteristics of muscle cramps, which were investigated by a questionnaire, were compared between 288 patients with incompetence of the long or short saphenous vein and 550 age-matched individuals from the… CONTINUE READING

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