Leg and foot cramps relief

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Hi I'm almost 28 weeks pregnant, the last couple mornings I woke up with severe leg cramps in my calf that come and go throughout the day, and now is very sore. I know its normal, but I was wondering what I can do to relief the cramping and soreness..
I get charley horse in my foot and calf if I stretch my legs out ill get it and if im just laying there
There is an ointment call Leg Cramps that you can buy to help ease that annoying leg cramps we suffer from, but eating bananas and keeping hydrated helps. I used to get the 3 and 4 times a night, my poor husband got no sleep lol. Hope that helps.
For your leg cramps, please try putting a bar of soap in your bed! I know it sounds nuts, but I used to get severe leg and foot cramps frequently, both day and night. I tried this method, figuring it was basically free, and couldn't do any harm, and I'm now a true believer. Cramps are gone -- unless I wear socks to bed, or the soap falls out or if I kick the covers off. Try it, it's a lot cheaper than seeing another doctor or buying meds. Any type of bar soap apparently works.
Are leg cramps because of the meds? Last night I kept getting cramps in my toes and the front of my right shin. Not because of dehydration for sure. Drinking plenty of water. Is 5-6 16.9oz bottles enough throughout the day, or should I be drinking more. I ate 3 large bananas yesterday also & still cramps. Started feeling a little quezzy now and then yesterday. Has any one else had the leg cramps. And has any one tried Restful Legs from Walmart? I'm buying some today for later on today.
Hello and Welcome, Yes, one of my worst experiences with Chiari has to do with leg pain and stiffness. Long before I started to have other symptoms I would go through bouts of extreme joint pain and I would keep thinking that I had a virus. What I realize now is that Chiari causes muscle weakness and pain in the joints is one of the first signs as your joints are not being supported by you muscles and ligaments as they should be.
Foot cream rubbed on the back of my calves helped. So did soaks in hot water and showers. Get hubby to give you a leg rub. Heating pad on the legs where it hurts or a warm water bottle. Exercise helps to keep the blood flowing. Wooden massage tool. Hop something helps soon! I feel your pain! I'm going through the exact same thing right now!!
By the reason of that nerves from the spinal cord can be irritated causing leg pain and numbness, tingling, or weakness in the leg. Another possibility could be an underlying disorder like diabetes or alcohol abuse that may result in neuropathy (nerve pain like numbness and tingling at affected areas and sometimes blurred vision due to retinopathy).
I have no idea about copaxone and leg cramps. However, I used to have leg cramps and RLS. When I began taking iron supplements for my anemia and neurotin for the neuropathic pain my leg cramps went awayas did the RLS. It could be cause by many things and I think you should tell a doctor. Even if it is a common symptom of MS it could still be caused by something else.
In the past month, I've had 3 episodes of incredibly severe bilateral muscle cramping in the calves, thighs, and buttocks. I've had your normal foot or calf cramps many times in the past, but this is way beyond that. Twice I've ended up on the floor, unable to do anything except cry out for help. The spasms simultaneously affect both calves, the back and sides of both thighs, and both buttocks.
Ice, I feel that I have it under control, however as time goes on my activity level that is tolerable is decreasing. Since May, I have severe rt leg/ankle/foot cramps (4-5 muscles at a time) for several hrs during the evening & nite. I have tried daily vitamins, Magnesium, & Calcium for 4-5 months w/o change. I am now having involuntary foot & toe movements on the rt & twitching, which starts in the afternoon & continues through the nite.
There may be other reasons for your leg cramps. I have heard that some people take Vitamin E for leg cramps. But be careful not to take too much.
Writing too long would seize my hand up. And even the slightest movement of my foot would send my leg into the most severe of cramps. When my calves cramp up it looks as though there is water boiling under my skin. It bubbles, pops, ripples, and spasms in an utterly painful and disturbing display. I had bloodwork done which revealed everything was normal and I was sent to a neurologist. My neurologist preformed an EMG and NCS, which came back normal.
Hi everyone - a big part of withdrawals that I hate is calf cramps (and foot/side of shin/front of shin muscle cramps), but especially calf cramps because my whole lower leg would just lock up in rigour, and inevitably it happens when I was getting those few hours of precious sleep - I am sure you all know the drill.
Its around the outside part of my ankle and a but up the leg. Im not potassium deficient and I eat plenty of calcium a day. Eat lots of bananas. Any other suggestions. My foot starts to tilt up ... thats how the cramp starts. Thank you.
I am a Type 1 diabetic who has recently been suffering from leg, foot, toe, ankle, thigh, and even hand cramps so bad that I can hardly stand it. I get the foot and leg and ankle cramps usually in the middle of the night, and then can't sleep. It is almost a nightly occurance. My ankle sort of keeps cramping up, and then it spreads to my toes and calf. It is absolutely unbearable. I am wondering if ANYONE can tell me where to start to find out what is causing this.
My daughter has been complaining of leg and foot cramps. At first I attributed this to simple growing pains. She is four years old and has multiple allergies: grass and peanut butter are amoung her most potent allergens. She is on allergy shots for grass. I give her organic vitamins with B12, B6, B2, and magnesium, as well as enzymes, probiotics, omega swirl with omega 3, 6, 9 all natural supplements that help to support an allergic and asthmatic system.
On my own, I began cutting my synthroid in half and taking it twice daily and that helped with the heart palpitations and the exhaustion, but not the toe cramps, toe twitching, and feet and ankle stiffness (as if someone were squeezing my ankle). In March of 2009, I began taking Armour Thyroid (.30 mg). The problem is that my feet cramp so bad that I can't perform my daily activities and have to postpone things like washing, grocery shopping, theater, classes, etc.
It would be under my right foot, always in the same area, then in a different area for a while, and now sometimes in my ankle too. It's not getting worse, it just comes and goes on a regular basis. I had a slipped disc in the past, so sciatica may be a possibility, although this feels very different (does not seem to be related to time of day, or position of my back, and not pain involved).
My stomach is much better and has gone down, however I am still having problems with constipation and leg cramps. I plan on changing my diet and rule out things, before I go to the doctor.
I am saddened that I was unable to get the help I needed when I asked for it and now I am scared to death I will not be able to go home with my daughter. I have the restless leg, and involuntary leg movements. . . I know its going to get worse before it gets better.
Eat bananas too. And stretch out your calves toes flexed up. And get someone to massage your legs for you.
I can relate to the cramping that you are having. During TX I also experienced several bout's of cramps in my foot and right hip. I was taking several different supplement at the time including magnesium, Zinc and calcium. I found no patten to the attacks. I might have several cramps within a couple days, then nothing for Weeks or more. The even persisted for some time post TX. I am now 1.5 years post TX, I have not had the cramps for some time.
My problem seems to just get worse. I am taking Requip but I don't notice any improvements. Is there I could do to lessen these movements. It doesn't bother my legs at all, This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/295675'>involuntary foot movements, leg cramps, toe turning in</a>.
I have suffered from nocturnal leg cramps for decades. I have been evaluated by several doctors, neurologist, podiatrist, vascular , etc. with no physical reason found. I usually wake up with the cramps several times each night, some nights more times than others. I have tried every possible remedy with little help. A few months ago I fractured my fifth metatarsal on my right foot which did not union in three months so my podiatrist had me use a bone stimulator ten hours a day.
Yes, I have been getting leg cramps and I do my shot in my tummy every time. Sometimes my big toe just stick straight up in the air and I can't control it at all, the cramp spreads from the toe to the top of my foot and into the front calf muscles. It's most prevalent within a few hours to a day or so of my shot night. I've found stretching the back of my legs regularly by standing on a step and trying to put my heels down to the next step very helpful, esp when having an acute cramp.
Hi, I have been having issues with my left foot and toes for about 6 weeks... locked in place... can't move the little buggers.. sometimes i yell at them... come on move..once & awhile my great toe can move slightly... also there is a great seperation from the great toe to the toe #2.... it looks like i am trying to do the mr. spock sign for hello with my toes... do you get the picture?? Also, i am not walking well..my balance has been bad but now i am heel walking & limping..
Other time like when I seat from inside e ankle to my whole foot will burn/tingle. It's almost like the pressure on the back of my leg causes this. Also, sometimes if you run your hand from the top of my leg to the ankle you can feel,it go from warm to very cld at the ankle. This has been gradually getting worse over the past 8 years and I have seen a ton of doctors. General doc, nuralagist, chiro, podiatrist, homeopathy, acupuncture, pulmutalagist,.
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