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    Old 08-17-2020, 11:33 PM   #1
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    Anything to eat to help with leg cramps though.

    I have some leg cramps for awhile. I don't really know what I can do to help with them. Does anyone know if there are things I can take to help with the cramps. Any advice would be nice. Thanks.

     
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    Old 12-21-2020, 08:41 AM   #2
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    Re: Anything to eat to help with leg cramps though.

    A simple, non-medicated way to help is doing some light exercise and simple stretching. Depending on how cramped your legs are, stationary cycling may be best as you can lightly spin the pedals with little or no resistance. Walking is okay but wouldn’t be as good since it is weight-bearing. Also, some easy pool exercises with your legs can help as the water can also provide a light massage as you move through it.

    With these exercises, the purpose is to get the blood flowing in your legs and keep them loose, preventing them from tightening up any further. After the workout, do some gentle stretching and make sure you stay plenty hydrated as being dehydrated will make it harder for your muscles to recover.

    If your legs are too cramped at this point for even gentle exercise, have a hot bath to warm your legs up, and then do some stretching. You can also do some self-massage on your legs. It will also help with getting the blood flowing to your legs and loosen them up.

     
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    Old 12-22-2020, 12:26 AM   #3
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    Re: Anything to eat to help with leg cramps though.

    Where are your leg cramps and when do you tend to get them?

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    Re: Anything to eat to help with leg cramps though.

    Do you drink adequate water every day? What about sodium levels? Have you tried spors drinks?

     
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    Old 12-25-2020, 02:15 PM   #5
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    Re: Anything to eat to help with leg cramps though.

    I usually get leg cramps on my calf of my leg ya. I think I may need to drink more water. I don't think I drink enough ya. I haven't tried sports drink yet. Does that help with leg cramps though. Thanks.

     
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    Re: Anything to eat to help with leg cramps though.

    Have you had calcium and magnesium checked?

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    Old 12-28-2020, 12:57 PM   #7
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    Re: Anything to eat to help with leg cramps though.

    Ya they are ok though.

     
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    Old 12-29-2020, 05:37 AM   #8
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    Re: Anything to eat to help with leg cramps though.

    Yes, sports drinks help with cramps...one of the reasons it was invented. But drinking more water could help too. That's a easy to do so I would try that first.

     
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    Re: Anything to eat to help with leg cramps though.

    I will try that. Thanks.

     
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