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REMEDY FOR LEG CRAMPS ?

 
 
Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 09:02 am

ANY REMEDY FOR LEG CRAMPS ?

or hand or foot cramps? advice?
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 09:14 am
potassium rich foods

stretching

shaking hands vigorously on loose wrists, loosens the tendons. do this for a minute or more, feels very good.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 09:52 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Firing guns can have a "recoli motion trauma" that can cause leg cramps or back spasms.
littlek
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 10:12 am
Ive heard calcium-magnesium supplements be recommended as well as potassium.
Irishk
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 10:27 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Quinine would be relatively easy to try...

Quote:
Quinine was the first effective treatment for malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum, appearing in therapeutics in the 17th century. It remained the antimalarial drug of choice until the 1940s, when other drugs replaced it. Since then, many effective antimalarials have been introduced, although quinine is still used to treat the disease in certain critical situations. Quinine is available with a prescription in the United States and over-the-counter, in very small quantities, in tonic water. Quinine is also used to treat lupus, nocturnal leg cramps and arthritis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinine
Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 10:34 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Hey David

I'm kinda hesitant to say this, and I am sure you are wise enough to check with your GP ..... but salt... increase salt intake, especially if you getting dehydrated.



<I was an athlete, leg cramps after training - was advised to increase salt levels - but that was an eon or three ago and a lot of folk are very anti salt Wink >


leg stretching is very important and will help!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 11:34 am
@littlek,
I don't get them often, but when I do, I go to the kitchen and pour myself one of the bubbly mineral waters with lots of minerals - such as gerolsteiner, apollonaris, san pellegrino. Wikipedia lists their mineral contents, which vary from one brand to another.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 11:42 am
The dietary stuff is important for prevention, but if you get a cramp and pinch your upper lip rather hard it seems to cause the muscles in your leg to release the cramp. I thought it was silly when I first heard it, but I've tried it and it works. Doesn't work so well on toe cramps. Walking and massaging the foot does a better job for toes.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 11:52 am
@Green Witch,
Right, I should have said that I'll walk/stretch it off before I go to the kitchen for that mineral water.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 12:51 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Take a shotgun and blow off that leg!!! Razz
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:02 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
potassium rich foods

stretching

shaking hands vigorously on loose wrists, loosens the tendons. do this for a minute or more, feels very good.
Yes; thanx for the stretching advice! I take potassium pills.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:03 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
Firing guns can have a "recoli motion trauma" that can cause leg cramps or back spasms.
If u fire it in the OPPOSITE direction, will that counteract the effect?





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:06 pm
@Green Witch,
Green Witch wrote:
The dietary stuff is important for prevention, but if you get a cramp and pinch your upper lip rather hard it seems to cause the muscles in your leg to release the cramp. I
Pinch with your hand, or bite ?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:07 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:
I don't get them often, but when I do, I go to the kitchen and pour myself one of the bubbly mineral waters with lots of minerals - such as gerolsteiner, apollonaris, san pellegrino. Wikipedia lists their mineral contents, which vary from one brand to another.
Thanx; I 'll look into them.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:09 pm
@Irishk,
Irishk wrote:
Quinine would be relatively easy to try...

Quote:
Quinine was the first effective treatment for malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum, appearing in therapeutics in the 17th century. It remained the antimalarial drug of choice until the 1940s, when other drugs replaced it. Since then, many effective antimalarials have been introduced, although quinine is still used to treat the disease in certain critical situations. Quinine is available with a prescription in the United States and over-the-counter, in very small quantities, in tonic water. Quinine is also used to treat lupus, nocturnal leg cramps and arthritis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinine

Yes; I have tried Quinine. I really have trouble with the taste.
Something that I 've been recommended is Gatorade; tastes salty.





David
Irishk
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:20 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Yes; I have tried Quinine. I really have trouble with the taste.


Gin and tonic with lots of lime. A few of those and you won't taste (or feel) anything lol.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:32 pm
@Irishk,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Yes; I have tried Quinine. I really have trouble with the taste.
Irishk wrote:
Gin and tonic with lots of lime.
A few of those and you won't taste (or feel) anything lol.
I 'll give it a shot!





David
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 03:53 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Pinch.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 03:55 pm
@Green Witch,
Green Witch wrote:
Pinch.
Thank u.
Incidentally: I 've been advised to drink plenty of water, against cramps
and against kidney stones.

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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 05:11 pm
Quinine is an acquired taste, that's for sure.

I haven't acquired it.

I can remember tasting tonic water, but it must have been very weak as far as quinine.

A couple of months ago, while at WF's I was offered a sample of the real stuff.

Whooo-wee!

No so good.

Which is strange, because I like bitter foods.
 

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