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jmc1070

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2015, 04:26:21 pm »
I find eating bananas for the potassium helps. If I don't have any, I keep potassium pills on have for the same purpose

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2015, 04:57:45 pm »
you need to drink a lot of water. then i sleep with my legs up. xD

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2015, 09:43:30 pm »
I have heard that potassium usually helps. When I was playing footy, I got really bad cramping in my legs after a particularly rough training and a coach of a different sport told me to use vitamin C. Cold water seems to help when soaking in it, lots of professional athletes do that after games and training to help with recovery. I'm not sure if this would help you or not, it may depend of what is actually causing the cramping.

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2015, 04:34:28 am »
I'd probably try Aleve- seems to work on everything. Good luck!

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2015, 08:00:29 am »
My son's coach told us bananas.

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2015, 08:15:11 am »
I've heard Epsom salt baths - I take those every once in a while after a long run. I have cramps in my legs pretty much all the time. Also stretching maybe?

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2015, 02:37:14 pm »
Yeah, that does happen to me occasionally. (It happened a lot while I was pregnant!). They say it is because your body is short of potassium which I think is found in bananas. I would start with a banana a day and if it doesn't help, talk to your doctor.

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2015, 02:48:15 pm »
magnesium tablet every night..
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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2015, 05:19:25 pm »
a hot bath.is the best thing ihave found for one

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2015, 09:43:43 pm »
I drink more water.
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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2015, 07:18:45 am »
I tend to massage it out first for the most part then stand on it. But they are less painful for me when I have drank a lot of water during the day. But I do keep a bottle right next to my bed and reach for it to drink as I am massaging.

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2015, 07:20:19 am »
Dill pickle juice along with asprin always works for me.

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2015, 07:41:20 am »
I usually get leg cramps when I'm dehydrated, so I drink more water and eat something with potassium.

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2015, 09:40:59 am »
Great timing for this topic for me this morning.  Last night I had several very painful leg cramps....WOW!!!  I have never had this before.
First I had knot behind my left knee so I put pressure and massaged it.  BAMMMM!  I had a knot above my right ankle.  These took my breath away and caused me to cry out in pain.  I HAVE NEVER had this before, so I am empathizing with those of you who say you have them regulary!

The second cramp in my Right ankle moved up to a knot behind my Right knee....OWWW....
I still feel tenderness this morning.....

I better start more water and get some Bananas!  I'll even try the soap in sheets trick. 

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2015, 11:32:08 am »
Sometimes my husband gets them and he takes a product for leg cramps that he get over the counter at the pharmacy.  Also, if it is summer and he has been working outside and sweating a lot he will take a salt pill.  Hot baths help relieve the cramps in his legs, usually.

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