Know about Leg Cramps & Natural Treatment~

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A deficiency of potassium or calcium can cause leg cramps. To this effect it is important to increase the intake of foods high in potassium and calcium such as bananas, oranges, strawberries, dried fruit, fresh orange juice and grapefruit juice, beets, dr.sharib azmi spinach, mushrooms, and fish.

Increasing your consumption of dairy products like milk, cheese, and yoghurt can also boost your calcium intake. Nuts such as almonds and foods like tofu and sardines are rich in calcium as well.

Research indicates that magnesium-rich foods can also prevent leg cramps. Add green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale along with wheat germ and pumpkin seeds to increase your magnesium levels.

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Now it’s time to move on to the treatment. There are several home remedies you can use for leg cramps. Firstly, you will need to put ice on the affected location up to 20minutes until the tissue feels cold to the touch repeat an hour later allowing the muscle to warm back up . To remove the cramp, you can stretch the leg and move toes toward the head and hold for 20 seconds relax and repeat . This is usually very effective method. Try performing some exercises and massages. This will help the muscles to relax and decrease the pain. Also, include a lot of calcium and potassium in your nutrition. One of the causes is dehydration, so if you experience leg cramps, try to drink as much fluid as possible. When you want to work out, always try to stretch first, and then gradually increase the intensity of the exercises. Another available method is acupressure. You will need to apply pressure on the spot, for 30 seconds. This needs to be repeated as many times as needed. You can also contract muscles which stand opposite the cramped muscles. It is very important to relax and lose up the muscles. Also we have stated that the muscle needs to be stretched. To do this, sit on the floor, stretch the leg, fold the toes, and move as closer to the knee as possible.

 

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Posted on May 16, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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