Taking Charge of Your Health

Legs seem to have a mind of their own. Who
hasn’t been ready to slip off to dream world when suddenly your legs begin to contract
and cramp? Strangely, they don’t seem to cramp during the day. These nocturnal cramps are common and can
prevent a good night’s sleep. They can also generate pain in the feet, calves and thighs.
Cramps last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Occasionally, they last for
days. In today’s video, we’ll explore ways to
prevent leg cramps. The 3 major causes of leg cramps are: – Lack of exercise
– Dehydration – Poor blood flow Let’s look at a few ways to prevent leg
cramps: Magnesium deficiency Magnesium is an all-purpose mineral and works
wonders in alleviating leg cramps. To add magnesium to your diet, eat plenty of dark
leafy greens, bananas and dates. Other magnesium-rich foods include pumpkin seeds, yogurt, and dark
chocolate. Another way to add magnesium is to use its
oil form. Simply massage on your legs before turning in for the night. Make Your Own Magnesium Oil Ingredients ½ cup Magnesium Chloride Flakes;
½ cup distilled water; Directions
Pour water into a pan and bring to a boil; Add magnesium flakes;
Stir continuously until they are dissolved; Remove from heat and cool;
Pour mixture into a spray bottle; Apply 5 – 10 sprays to each leg one hour
prior to bedtime. Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D If you are eating healthy and drinking enough
water and still have leg cramps, you may have a Vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D is what prompts the body to properly absorb calcium. Without enough vitamin D,
the calcium isn’t able to balance fluids in your body. One source of vitamin D is exposure
to the sun. Another way is to eat seafood. Still one more way is to simply take a supplement. Stretching Exercises Performing a few slow and easy stretches can
stimulate blood flow, which will then transport oxygen and vital nutrients throughout your
muscles and body. Here’s an easy stretch: Find a small ledge/incline (think – vehicle
gas pedal); Rest the ball of your foot on it and allow
your heel to touch the floor; Slowly shift your weight forward (pressing
the pedal); Hold this position for 2 seconds;
Return to starting position and rest for 10 seconds;
Repeat 6-8 times on each foot. This exercise should allow you to feel a good
stretch. It can stretch calves, which is where most cramps originate. A note of caution; keep the incline low. Perhaps
just stack one book on top of another. Otherwise, you will put too much pressure on your calves. Need Instant Relief from Cramps? Try this simple exercise:
First, extend your cramped leg straight out in front of you and flex your ankles
Point toes up, toward your knee Grab your toes for a good stretch
Stand up straight and take a few slow steps to increase blood flow
Massage your calves with your fingers, in a circular motion. Electrolyte Imbalance If you aren’t drinking enough water, you
may have an electrolyte imbalance. Here’s an easy recipe to make your own effective
electrolyte beverage. Ingredients 1 quart of water;
6 tsps sugar (or ¼ cup organic honey); ¼ to ½ tsp unionized sea salt;
Juice from one lemon; 2 limes; Add a few cubes of ice and enjoy this drink

100 thoughts on “How to Stop Leg Muscle Cramps

  1. Menopause brought on excruciating cramps in my feet and calves. Both stopped after taking a multi-vitamin and Vit. D supplement regularly. Wish I knew about the stretch when I was being woken out of a sound sleep by cramps in both calves at once!

  2. I have suffered with leg cramps for over 50 yes. When the crap comes, take 1 teaspoon bi-carbonate soda in 100mls water. Drink it, in about 5 minutes the cramp will go.

  3. simple technic is to use low sodium salt, regularly instead of NaCl ( sodium chloride)common salt,…… goodbye, cramps all over body,…………….

  4. I'm on my phone at night and randomly feel uncomfortable cramps in my thighs. It's not painful, just and urge to put by foot behind my head to stretch my thigh. It doesn't relieve the uncomfortable cramp, but it helps for a second or two. Still need help ;(. The cramps could be because today I did nothing except eating, and playing on my phone for about 13 hours. Thanks for the instant relief exercises. It helped. Well, a little.

  5. I have leg cramps won't go away.not low magnesium or electrolyte or vit d
    , all ok but cramps suddenly.long time take statin n stop but cramps still there.always exercise swimming but still don't why? Tired anybody has same condition?

  6. Two products that I find that work and believe me stay the hell away from bananas. Is. Calm…. and the Amish formula for foot and leg cramps. Which is teaching is fine but when you have a leg cramp you have to get it out in the Amish formula for foot and leg cramps get it at Amazon works between six and 20 seconds

  7. do you have to be balanced with vitamin D3 K2 and magnesium spray? or do you mean a magnesium supplement that you take by mouth? I heard that just magnesium spray by itself is okay and doesn't have to be balanced out by the other vitamins.

  8. I see velcroman11 has discovered the same cure I did. And I thought it was worth repeating closer to the top of the comments list because it could be the cure someone has been needing, and they may not make it down to his comment. I get leg cramp attacks during the night and sometimes if I nap during the day. The attacks could last for as long as 10 to 15 minutes, during which time they seemed to invite the recruitment of more and more muscle bundles, increasing the pain levels almost beyond my ability to endure – and once they started, nothing stopped them – until I stumbled upon this one miracle cure: Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda (sodium bi-carbonate), into 16 ounces of water, and down the hatch. Warm water is even better. For me, this remedy stops the cramps within one minute and they cease to bother me for the rest of the night. On occasion, I may have to take a second hit of one half teaspoon to 8 ounces water, but it's rarely the case. Upon implementing this cure, I haven't had to endure a full episode of leg cramps for over a year. No clue as to why it works, and while this may not work for everyone…

  9. No one understands. It doesn't stop. My thigh is constantly pulling and straining 20 hours a day. My parents think I just need a banana. I wish I could take hardcore drugs like heroin to knock me out so I don't have to feel the pain.
    A goddamn banana isn't going to help.

  10. i swear to god this is the most painful shit ever i woke up at night because of this it hurt so bad ?? i didnt know what to do

  11. Mam my mom lges are not painful but legs are jhomm jhomm feelings is observed and legs is weakness feeling please mam give me answer mostly important reply fast

  12. When i get cramps.its hard to even.move or.spread leg if i try the pain get worse how.m i supposed to strerch

  13. Right when I start studying for math I get one of my worst leg cramps ever, I need instant relief.
    How convenient i must endure the pain for three minutes to get an instant tip which didn't help.

  14. Cup of warm water and put some iodine salt in your hand then lick the salt and drink the water it works every time.

  15. Leg cramps are caused by excess calcium in the diet!! Google Amen Donni "You're an African (The cow is taboo to you)" it could save your life!! ?

  16. I deadass just had one 5 mins right after football and let me fucking tell ya, it hurt like a motherfucker. It was on both sides of behind my legs. I wouldn’t wish this pain upon the devil himself.

  17. I'm looking these calf vids up cause I have a calf tear and don't know what to do. Third vid and yet no real answers.

  18. I have this weird pain in the back of my thigh, Idk what it is but when i flex when i contract them, It feels horrible and feels like its expanding to explode when i extend my leg it stops, I play soccer alot

  19. I need some help
    Everyday when i wake up i get cramps every day
    Even i can't play football my both legs muscle pains a lots
    I have blood blockage in my leg muscle
    Even my foot toe is cold

  20. Idk im so calm tdy i have leg cramp etc

    But i cried fckin hard whem i had this shit on vacation. My blank and my blank even fough bcs of this shit! I hate when dis happenes?

  21. Too complicated, I will live with my nocturnal leg cramps, I only have them once or twice a year anyway. I was searching for a cause/effect/remedy because I almost had one at 4am but I had a BIG one at 6:30AM. You have a headache ? Take a Tylenol. You feel nauseated ? Take a Gravol… You have leg cramps ? You will need a computer, Internet access, YouTube and a whole bunch of ingredients… Take care everyone and good luck.

  22. Thank you so much, i had a devil of a spasm last night. Scared the shit out of my girlfriend as i out of nowhere frantically began to panic like i was being killed.

  23. my leg actully hurt soo bad rigth now ?? and i cant even move them lol im just dying rigth now how pain full it is ?

  24. I've started taking exercise and I got pain in the same part of my leg u've shown in your video. Recently I can't even walk.will your video be effective in in this case?

  25. Hurts so bad do when that happens u should move your leg that's what I do it hurts but it goes away faster but when it gets both legs your fucked was sleeping and got painful

  26. Omg I had major foot and leg cramps all through yoga class today. So annoying!!! I had to take pauses, It was that bad, even though I tried to ignore it. Wish it would just stop!!!?

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