Natural Methods To Stop Nocturnal Leg Cramps (Charlie Horse)

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Muscle cramps appears when a muscle involuntary contracts. You should keep in mind that cramps usually occur for a reason, and if you haven’t strained a muscle, then your muscle is fatigued or overused, or you are dehydrated.

In most cases, muscle cramps don’t indicate a severe condition, and they can be treated at home, very easily. These cramps appear, most common in the claves, and during the night. The thing is that if these muscle cramps don’t stop after a few seconds, it will end with a severe pain.

 Fortunately there are some quick and pain-relief remedies that will get you rid of muscle cramps.

Foot massage

Use some coconut oil and start massaging your foot, but not before stretching it to maximum. Then take a warm bath.

 Pickle Juice

Drink one glass of pickle juice per day until the cramps disappear.  Pickle juice has a high contained of minerals and calcium, one of the causes why leg cramps appear.

Epsom salt bath

Fill your bathtub with water and add 1 cup of Epsom salt in it, and then take a warm bath for 20 minutes.

Soap bar

Although there is no scientific evidence for this remedy, many individuals affected by leg cramps say that this is the most effective remedy. It is believed that placing a bar of soap underneath your sheets, near your feet, can provide relief from leg cramps over time.

Heat Or Ice

A hot pack increases blood circulation to the affected area, providing immediate relief from cramps. Whereas, a cold pack can numb the pain and reduce swelling. Apply the heat pack for 2-3 minutes, and then replace it with the ice pack. Repeat this procedure trice.

Turmeric

Turmeric contains curcumin, which is an anti-inflammatory compound. The topical application, as well as consumption, of turmeric can help reduce the inflammation, pain, and swelling associated with leg cramps. Mix 1 tablespoon of turmeric with coconut oil to form a paste, and apply it to the affected area. Let it act for 30 minutes, and then wash it off.

Stretching

Relax the cramping muscle. Stop any activity that may have induced the cramp and lightly stretch the muscle, gently holding the stretch. You may even massage the muscle while you stretch or after you finish.

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