Has anyone any good remidies for cramps?Anytime I tense the calf muscle in my right leg I double over with a seriously bad cramp.Im not able to move.Have taken an anti inflammatory tablet and gently massaged it but I think there is a knot or something there. Feels really bruised.Just wondering if anyone has any cures?
Muscle cramps can be a sign that youre lacking in magnesium. I would get a supplement from the health shop or source food with magnesium in it - dark chocolate, Brazil nuts etc
Dehydration and lack of potassium can also cause leg cramps - drink plenty of water and eat bananas
[quote="windycity":3i42dyw4]Muscle cramps can be a sign that youre lacking in magnesium. I would get a supplement from the health shop or source food with magnesium in it - dark chocolate, Brazil nuts etc
Sorry Galwaygirl if I was wrong
As previously said, drink plenty of water & eat bananas.
Also, rub in some deep heat, and if it's bruised Arnica gel is really good for healing muscles (especially the yellow one in a tub but these are hard to come by). HTH
[quote="windycity":ly3cg2r0]Sorry Galwaygirl if I was wrong[/quote:ly3cg2r0]
I dont think you are wrong - magnesium deficency can cause them too - I was just adding another cause of cramps
My granda rest his soul used to swear by drinking tonic water seemingly the quinine in it helps with leg cramping.
If you stretch it make sure you bring your toe towards you, and don't point it.
Stretch it before bed, that can help too according to a physio at ante natal class, it's common to get these in pregnancy. She told us to do ankle pumps which is just sitting on bed with back straight and just pump feet forwards and backwards quickly.
When I did the ould Fatkins diet many years ago, I experienced really bad leg cramp at night. The recommendation was to take magnesium and potassium supplements, which solved the problem in no time.
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I get them the odd time - not nice at all, I just try to (painfully) walk around to ease it. Thankfully it hasn't happend in a good while - have I just jinxed myself by saying that!!!