Home Remedies for Leg Cramps

Leg cramps

Leg cramps

A leg cramp is a pain that comes from a leg muscle. Usually due to a muscle spasm that occurs when a muscle contracts too hard. It usually appears in a calf muscle, below and behind the knee. The small muscles of the feet are also affected at times.

A cramp pain typically lasts a few minutes. In some cases, it lasts only seconds, but in some cases lasting up to 10 minutes. The intensity of pain varies. The muscle may remain altered until 24 hours after a leg cramp. The leg cramps usually occur when at rest, most often at night when in bed (they are called night cramps). You may wake up because of a cramp.

Symptoms of leg cramps

1. Severe pain in the legs
2. Muscle tenderness
3. Unable to move the leg

Causes of leg cramps

1. Dehydration
2. Rigorous exercise
3. Fatigue muscular overexertion
4. Overweight
5. Fluid imbalance
6. Decreased blood flow
7. Nervous disorders

Home Remedies for Leg Cramps

Drinking a glass of warm milk before bedtime is a simple and effective for the treatment of leg cramps.

Prepare an infusion of chamomile at least 5 times a day for 2 weeks. For each cup of water, take two or three teaspoons of chamomile flowers. Once the water boils throw flowers and boil for several minutes. Strain and add honey to hot infusion.

Another home remedy for leg cramps is a hot shower before bed. Also use a little hot water over the painful area in the jets.

While you are in bed, stretch your legs as much as possible and keep them in the same position for half an hour. While standing, pushing the heel toward the floor and bend your toes upward. This is a good way to treat leg cramps.

For people who often face the problem of cramping legs, fingers pressed against the wall and stretch the calf muscles is a good home remedy for leg cramps. Repeat this about 15-20 times.

Take tea infused red raspberry leaf in the morning and evening is another good home remedy for relieving leg cramps. In a glass of boiling water add a teaspoon of red raspberry. Cover and let stand for a few minutes, strain and drink while still hot.

Mix one tablespoon of calcium lactate with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of honey in half glass of warm water. Take this once a day. It will be very useful home remedy for leg cramps.

Massaging the affected area with essential oils like lavender oil, rosemary oil and eucalyptus oil. After massaging, wrap the affected area with a towel soaked in hot water.

Take 1 clove of raw garlic each day. Take at least 2 months.
Drink an infusion of papaya seeds six or seven times a day for two to three weeks for the relief of joint pain.

Therapy with vitamins and minerals for leg cramps

To prevent leg cramps take a daily supplement of vitamin E 400 IU. If this does not add enough calcium and 500-1000 milligrams to 1,000 milligrams of magnesium.

Preventive measures for leg cramps

  • Dehydration causes leg cramps. It is therefore especially important to stay well hydrated during training or when it performs much deporte.Beba plenty of fluids before, during and after exercise.
  • Stretching before you start your exercise routine is also very important.
  • Learn to relax muscles and prevent leg cramps.
  • When starting an exercise regimen, it is imperative to do so gradually. A sudden increase or changes in physical activity levels can cause leg cramps.
  • When you try to sleep that your toes do not stay cold.
  • Do a little bike for a few minutes before bedtime is another home remedy to prevent cramping during the night.

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