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What is the natural cure for leg cramps ?

Hello Doctors. my name is Shikha. i m 22 yrs old. I am suffering from leg cra,ps. plz help me to get rrid of them by suggetsing me some excercises and good diet chart which help me throgh out the life
Asked On : Sun, 13 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum,
You have not mentioned your height and weight and Since how long you have this problem? Firstly get your Calcium levels checked. There are different types of skeletal cramps, we will have to rule out what exactly is causing your problem. Whether they are true or Rest cramps. Drink plenty of water, For a calf muscle cramp, you can stand about 2 to 2.5 feet from a wall and lean into the wall to place the forearms against the wall with the knees and back straight and the heels in contact with the floor. Do this maneuver at a time when you don't have the cramp. Gently massaging the muscle will often help it to relax, as will applying warmth from a heating pad. Medicines are not generally needed to treat an ordinary cramp that is active since most cramps subside spontaneously before enough medicine would be absorbed to even have an effect. Take Care.
Answered: Sun, 13 Mar 2011
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Nephrologist Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha's  Response
along with what Dr Ram Mani has answered you can take Vitamin E supplements everyday, it is an anti oxidant and it is known to significantly help in cramps. U will have to take it once a day for 15 days.
Answered: Mon, 14 Mar 2011
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Hi, cramps come up mostly due to electrolyte imbalances or calcium deficiency. Please take good multivitamin supplements. Take lots of fluids, fruits and juices. You can supplement with electral powder. Gentle exercises like walking, stretching etc are very helpful. Please do not go for stressful exercises. These small changes will be very helpful. Take care!
Answered: Mon, 14 Mar 2011
Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari's  Response
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1. Gentle massages. Rub the tightened knots in your cramped muscles slowly and gently in the natural direction of the muscles. This relieves the contracted muscles by improving blood circulation in the affected area.

2. Hot showers. Take a hot shower or a warm bath. Let the hot water flow longer over the cramped areas. Make sure the water temperature is as hot as you can bear, as this helps to relax the muscles.

3. Stretching. For muscle cramps in your calf, stretch your leg with toes pointing upwards and towards the head. Hold this position for 30 seconds. This also eases cramps in the back of the thighs. For muscle cramps in your front thigh, pull your foot on the affected side towards your buttocks and hold for 30 seconds. Plan a good stretching regimen and follow it regularly to prevent future muscle cramps.

4. Cold or heat treatment. Rub an ice pack over the cramped area for ten minutes or until it turns red, an indication that the blood cells are heating the muscles. Alternatively, you can use a heating pad to relax and stimulate blood circulation to the muscles.

5. Healthy diet. If you have muscle cramps often, your body may be lacking certain minerals such as calcium and potassium. Consume high-calcium foods like skim milk and yoghurt. Additionally, include potatoes and bananas in your diet to increase your potassium levels. Consult your doctor or nutritionist for advice on a balanced diet plan.
6. Hydration. Dehydration is a common cause of muscle cramps. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to continuously replenish lost fluids.

Take rest
Answered: Sun, 13 Mar 2011
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