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How to Eliminate Muscle Cramps

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  • Great information, thanks.
  • Good info. Thanks
  • I found that natural calm also helps with my cramps that I get my legs and feet. Those are so painful and I also add potassium too since I know that I don't get enough of that too..
  • support hos help sometimes
  • Well here's a weird one. My parents owned a restaurant/bar and the floors were concrete. Even with fatigue pads behind the bar, my mother would wake up with hideous leg cramps most nights. A nurse told her to take a cup of oatmeal and soak it in about a cup of water overnight. In the morning, drain off the liquid and toss it back in one gulp. It's not tasty btw. She did it, and it cured her leg cramps. Now, I suspect that was just because of the natural magnesium. I take a couple teaspoons of Natural Calm with Calcium in a short glass of warm'ish water (much tastier) and it has taken care of my leg cramps.
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  • I get muscle cramps but have figured out I cannot cheat and not stretch after a workout or I will pay.
  • Lately I have been getting cramps in my legs, mostly nocturnal wake ups. I make sure I take lots of magnesium, D3 K2, calcium, Co Q 10. I was tested for vitamin and mineral deficiency and was okay. They occur from the knee down, Can be in the ball of the foot, ankle, but are mostly in the hamstrings. Then I started to get twitchy feeling in my lower legs, rapid firing mini cramps which go away as soon as I get up and walk around on them, but hard to do 24/7. I wouldn't call it restless leg syndrome as they don't fit that pattern. Just a mystery. I also can't exercise as vigorously as I used to without injuring something. I don't see an answer in this article. Nothing I have looked into offers any explanation. I find it interesting to read people's comments. I appreciate Sparkpeople's very informative articles!
  • When I get muscle cramps I take a heaping spoonful of mustard - the kind you put on a sandwich. Works EVERY time for me. Have been doing this for years and it's never failed me. Don't know why it works, but it works for me. In fact, I always carry the little pouches of mustard with me in my purse, just in case!!! I also have several pouches on my bedside table when I occasionally get a cramp in the middle of the night and have difficulty getting all the way to the kitchen. Hope this helpful. Oh, yeah, and I also drink a big glass of water afterwards to wash it down. The only reason I do that is I'm not sure I'd want all that mustard just sitting in my esophagus.
  • Excellent article and great useful information.
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  • Stretchinging after your workout getting your muscles back to their testing length is so important in addidtion to staying hydrated helps too.
  • nothing seems to help my feet cramps....I have done everything it says here and what my Doctor says to do..
    I just bare with it and wai for it to pass..ice can help at times and so does massage

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