Severe leg cramps

Posted by Dawn, Volunteer Mentor @dawn_giacabazi, Jun 25, 2016

Please someone tell me the trick to relax severe leg cramps???? Lord, they are lasting 1-2 hours, debilitating pain. Can’t walk them off. Starting behind the knees down to my toes. Some curl my toes some point them. Tried stretching, bio feedback relaxation. NO HELP!! HELP!

Try using Irish Spring Original soap to relieve leg cramps. Just rub it on the affected area. Also some people put it under the lower bed sheet. It also works to relieve arthritic pain.

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@workswithclay29

@marieh
Thank you for this tip. I am not familiar with Theraworx but have both drug stores here in KY. Thank you again>

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I heard this was great. Haven't used it yet, but it's my back up. The guy at the pharmacy told me they can barely keep it in stock !

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@barbarn

@workswithclay29 – someone also suggested Hylands Leg Cramp pills – I get them at the natural food store. You just dissolve them under your tongue – sounds a little 'hocus-pocus' but you never know when something might help. Your cramps sound so severe. I have used tonic water for years (you get used to the taste), (and I also add a little vodka), but I do think there is something to the tonic remedy (actually – it's quinine).

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I can't stand the taste of tonic water – though I tried it when my doctor quit prescribing quinine pills because of the FDA. My cramps came back, so I found another doctor to prescribe the quinine. I agree, a topical med seems like it wouldn't work, but I'd try ANYTHING to get rid of the cramps.

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@dawn_giacabazi since you,ve tried everything that has been suggested have you ever had x-rays ?or ultrasound to the legs ?possibly might be DVT have you talked with your Dr? If not I think I would remember we are our own best advocates we know our body better then anyone else These are just food for thought for you to consider

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@ladybugmg

Try using Irish Spring Original soap to relieve leg cramps. Just rub it on the affected area. Also some people put it under the lower bed sheet. It also works to relieve arthritic pain.

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@ladybug I heard this abojt soap long ago but never tried it thanks I,ll f ve it ago as my whole skeletal structure has arthritis in it.

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@karenatmayo I agree I use Epsom salts to soak its magnesium salts I can't get in tub anymore but wring out a washcloth and apply several times till cloth is cold each time works

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@lioness

@ladybug I heard this abojt soap long ago but never tried it thanks I,ll f ve it ago as my whole skeletal structure has arthritis in it.

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I have arthritis in my left shoulder and the pain radiates down my arm. The Irish Spring Original soap relieves it temporarily. I don't know of any other soap that does this and have no ideas why this soap is different. If you try it, I hope it give you some relief.

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@ladybugmg

I have arthritis in my left shoulder and the pain radiates down my arm. The Irish Spring Original soap relieves it temporarily. I don't know of any other soap that does this and have no ideas why this soap is different. If you try it, I hope it give you some relief.

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@ladybug Ill get some when I go out to store and report back thanks

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@ladybugmg

I have arthritis in my left shoulder and the pain radiates down my arm. The Irish Spring Original soap relieves it temporarily. I don't know of any other soap that does this and have no ideas why this soap is different. If you try it, I hope it give you some relief.

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I admit I’m a little slow. How do you apply this soap? Wet and lather it on? Wash it off then?

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Have them at night only and encompass my whole body like lightening.Tried, Irish Spring, epsom salts and magnesium. Finally went to doc who couldn't prescribe quinine but prescribed generic Klonopin 0.5mg. Hate taking it but it works. Mail order company has changed brand (because it is cheaper I imagine) and it doesn't work for whole night

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@lioness

@karenatmayo I agree I use Epsom salts to soak its magnesium salts I can't get in tub anymore but wring out a washcloth and apply several times till cloth is cold each time works

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Lioness, no need to get in a tub. Just fill a small plastic container that fits your feet with one inch of warm water and 4 ounces of magnesium oil and sit in chair or couch and soak your feet for 30 minutes.

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@bonnieh218

I admit I’m a little slow. How do you apply this soap? Wet and lather it on? Wash it off then?

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Bonnie: Use it as it comes out of the wrapping. I use it dry, just rub it on the cramp area when it occurs. If you don't like the residue that it leaves, you can wash it off after the cramp is gone. I don't wash it off. But there is no reason you can't wash it off. I keep the soap next to my bed because I mostly get the cramps in my legs at night.

Some people leave the soap under their bottom bedsheet and it works for them that way. I also use it to calm the arthritic pain in my shoulder. I hope it gives you some relief!

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@karenatmayo

Lioness, no need to get in a tub. Just fill a small plastic container that fits your feet with one inch of warm water and 4 ounces of magnesium oil and sit in chair or couch and soak your feet for 30 minutes.

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@karenatmayo Where do you buy the oil?

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@ladybugmg

Bonnie: Use it as it comes out of the wrapping. I use it dry, just rub it on the cramp area when it occurs. If you don't like the residue that it leaves, you can wash it off after the cramp is gone. I don't wash it off. But there is no reason you can't wash it off. I keep the soap next to my bed because I mostly get the cramps in my legs at night.

Some people leave the soap under their bottom bedsheet and it works for them that way. I also use it to calm the arthritic pain in my shoulder. I hope it gives you some relief!

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@ladybugmg thank you!

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@lioness

@karenatmayo Where do you buy the oil?

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Lioness, I found a good brand on Amazon, “Health and Wisdom” brand magnesium oil. I buy 1/2 gallon at a time although you can buy smaller amounts. The half gallon (64 ounces) lasts for weeks and weeks. I pour 4 ounces into an inch of warm water in a plastic container (bought at Target) that fits your feet. I soak my feet in it for 30 minutes every day or every other day. I use the solution 2-3 times and then toss it and prepare a new batch. It seems to help my occasional but sometimes painful leg cramps.

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