MUSCLE CRAMPS

REMEDY FOR MUSCLE CRAMPS

Drink plenty of fluids and athletic drinks such as Gatorade® because electrolyte loss and dehydration are the most common causes of muscle cramps. Drinking other liquids like coffee, cola, or alcoholic drinks will only dehydrate you further.

Stretching your muscles gently with light exercises before going to bed can help to loosen and strengthen your muscles. This will greatly reduce the possibility or intensity of night leg cramps.  Dietary measures are also an important aspect of care and prevention of night leg cramps. This is a good home remedy for muscle cramps.

If you experience a night leg cramp, the best way to get through it is by consciously relaxing your mind and body. Deep breathing is very helpful in order to accomplish this.

Lightly massaging the cramped muscle can help when it strikes, or massaging it with your hands using a soothing balm.

A hot shower or soaking in a warm bath should also offer considerable relief from muscle cramps.  Another natural remedy for muscle cramps.

Multi-vitamin and mineral supplements help with calcium, potassium, and magnesium deficiencies (as these are often the cause of night leg cramps).

Try to consume fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Fruits such as dates and bananas are abundant sources of magnesium and potassium.

While milk and dairy products like cheese are rich in calcium, their high phosphorus levels reduce their effectiveness. It is best to get the calcium from supplements.

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