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Medic for Muscle Cramps

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9. Massage

massage leg

You can also massage the affected muscle to help ease the soreness and stiffness. Massage the cramped muscle with long strokes until it becomes relaxed. After the massage, wrap the area with a warm towel.

For added benefits, use a massage oil prepared by mixing one part wintergreen oil with four parts vegetable oil. Wintergreen contains methyl salicylate, which relieves pain and stimulates blood flow.


10. Drink Fluids

drinking water

Dehydration is one of the main causes of leg cramping, in both athletic and non-athletic people. Rehydrating your body will quickly solve the problem.

  • Drink one to two glasses of water immediately upon cramping. Be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to prevent cramps.
  • If you tend to get muscle cramps during exercise, drink some water two hours before each workout and at regular breaks while exercising.

Along with drinking water, eat more water-based fruits and vegetables to reduce the chance of dehydration and prevent muscle cramps.

Additional Tips

  • Get plenty of rest before and after exercise. This will help your muscles recover and prevent cramping.
  • If you get muscle cramps at night, wear thin socks to bed to promote smooth blood flow. You can also use a pillow to prop your knees up while lying in bed.
  • Stretch, walk or do some light exercise for five minutes before going to bed. This will warm up your muscles and increase circulation.
  • You can also drink a glass of warm milk daily before going to bed.
  • To prevent muscle cramping during the winter, keep your muscles warm with adequate clothing.
  • Make sure to include foods high in vitamins A and E as well as magnesium to prevent muscle cramps.
  • If you suffer from chronic muscle cramps, you can take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. Talk to your doctor about calcium, magnesium or potassium supplements to reduce and prevent muscle cramps.

These remedies and tips will help get rid of muscle cramps quickly and even help you prevent them. However, if you have muscle cramps frequently, consult your doctor.


Medic for Muscle Cramps was last modified: July 29th, 2015 by Top10HomeRemedies

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9 thoughts on “Medic for Muscle Cramps”

  1. highly informative.I have severe abdominal cramps.I donot know whether it is because of disc compression,dehydration or diabetes.

  2. I already try the apple cider vineger & honey it affects to me, I took every day but mixed with cold water and make it like juice drink. So far so good is cure on me.

  3. Thank you for posting! My mother had bad foot cramping, so we tried the warm water and Epsom salt treatment but with a basin of warm water and not an entire bath, and about a tablespoon of the salt. She soaked her feet for the 20mins and it worked quite well. 🙂

  4. Not sure what kind of Dr. to go see for my leg cramps, some say a back dr, some say go get your nerves check… I really don’t know what to do, at the moment I had a cramp on my inner right thigh and on my left outter leg,it’s hard to find comfort, and it hurts like hell… So any solutions or recommendations, please help…

  5. Can we take calcium lactate in powder format to mix up with apple cider vinegar and honey?? To prevent nocturnal cramps

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