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Electrolyte Imbalance and Leg Cramps by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 28 Apr 2010 1:19am Painful muscle cramps in the legs are probably the most common complaint among runners and other athletes. Leg cramps affect many people, not just athletes.  There are many factors that can cause leg muscles to cramp. Dehydration Causes Electrolyte Imbalance and Leg Cramps The loss of fluid leading to dehydration is common when e ... Read on »
Should you run on sore, cramping legs? by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 2:48pm Training and racing can cause strange things to happen to your body. Things like cramps and soreness are normal, but when you legs turn to stone and you've got new soreness in places you didn't realize contained muscle, your mental state about getting back out and running can be shaken up a bit. Here are a couple of things to consider before throw ... Read on »
How to Prevent Leg Cramps by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 15 Mar 2010 8:32pm Leg cramps can occur in many different situations.  Some people wake up with severe leg cramps; others get them while trying to go to sleep.  Athletes sometimes experience leg cramps while working out or simply walking. What is a Leg Cramp? A leg cramp is basically an involuntary contraction of a muscle. It can be an agonizing pa ... Read on »
Natural Remedies for Leg Cramps by BerryRipe Posted Sun 25 Aug 2013 9:48am Leg cramps is not as serious as it may seem. But the pain and the discomfort can easily send your stress and anxiety levels to the roof. People that have experienced it swear that it is an experience that you don't want to get. That is why it is best to arm yourself with information that you can use in the event of leg cram ... Read on »
Leg Cramps by Kris K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 4:04am 1 Comment Last night, a woman in class asked for any ideas to help with night time foot and lower leg cramps. Here are a few ideas that got tossed around, and a special thanks to Janet and Sylvia for coming up with some interesting suggestions. To prevent cramps: 1. Massage the lower legs and feet before going to bed and upon waking in the morning. ... Read on »
Foods Rich in Potassium Can Reduce Leg Cramps by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:26am Sometimes people can develop leg cramps from medications. This is an undesired adverse drug reaction. This is usually from a low potassium level in the blood and muscles. Really the only allergy or asthma medications that cause leg cramps are corticosteroids. These doses are high when inhaled ( Advair 500/50, Symbicort 160/4.5) or by mouth ( pred ... Read on »
Do You Get Leg Cramps from Smoking Weed? by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 26 Apr 2010 1:17am If you regularly smoke marijuana, and you’ve started experiencing leg cramps, you may wonder if there is a connection between the two. The truth is that there is no scientific evidence at all that suggests that there is a connection. With that said, however, marijuana and leg cramps can actually be connected if you use sound reasoning. ... Read on »
How To Deal With Leg Cramps At Night by CK Wilde Health Maven Posted Sat 02 Oct 2010 2:19pm Have you ever had one of those pesky leg cramps wake you up in the middle of the night? I did the other night. It was not fun. It’s hard to massage a leg cramp away without waking your sleeping partner. So, I got up and headed to the kitchen for a drink of water. Eventually, the cramp went away and I got some rest. But, I wondered if th ... Read on »
Got leg cramps? Here's your checklist for the cause of them by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted Tue 10 May 2011 12:55am Bothered by leg cramps? Here’s your home checklist to help you discover the cause. But first, a brief lesson in anatomy and biochemistry.  At a molecular level, your muscles look rather like a series of rods bundled together with overlapping ends. To contract (pull together) a muscle, biochemical reactions cause the rods to grip each other ... Read on »
Nocturnal Leg Cramps by Elaine E. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:02pm I can't tell you how many people mention that they suffer from leg cramps, usually calf cramps, in bed at night. If you suffer from these nocturnal leg cramps, you aren't alone at all. In most cases, nighttime leg cramps are due to inactivity in the leg muscles during the day. Inactivity doesn't just mean lack of vigorous exerci ... Read on »