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Get Rid Of Leg Cramps (charley Horse)

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At night time, I used to get cramps in my legs constantly. The best remedy that I have found recently and it works like a charm! Flex your foot towards you so that it lengthens the calf. The cramp will be gone immediately! It really works!

- Submitted by RAGGARWALAX 5/17/2010 in Staying Healthy | 6 Comments
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SAPPHIRE983 10/15/2010 9:47:00 AM

    I get cramps a lot too, usually always early in the morning! My doctor told me to take a calcium magnesium supplement (I found one that also has vitamin D)! She also said my muscles could me dehydrated, so I have to make sure to drink, drink, drink water! Stretching after runs are very very important too! Thanks for the advice! I will definitely try the circular motion rub behind my knee...thanks!
KARMSTRONG0805 6/15/2010 1:52:00 AM

    This is perfect for today...I am having this problem as I type. Thanks for the advice
SBATES63 5/18/2010 2:47:00 PM

    I get them too, from what I don't know. They wake me up in the middle of the night and are sometimes so violent I have to stand and stretch them out, and the muscles are sore in the morning. My mother swears that a bar of Ivory soap under the blankets at your feet work to prevent them.
RAIN454 5/17/2010 10:18:00 AM

    I have the best remedy for this!! Used to get these a lot when I was in high school and ran a lot...stretch your leg out and then rub the back of your knee in a circular motion...it sounds little odd but DEFINITELY works!! I think by doing so, you're waking up the muscle thats being pulled and massaging it back to norm.
*MADHU* 5/17/2010 9:03:00 AM

    My MIL used to get them too, even thought she drinks about 3 lit of water daily and walks and does yoga regularly. It tuned out to be Vit E deficiency.The cramps were gone with hep of Vit E supplements
KOEHNA 5/17/2010 8:56:00 AM

    They say that you get leg cramps at night from not drinking enough water. Since I have been drinking more water then usual I have not got any.

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