More user remedies on Leg Cramps

Leg Cramps
suggested by Mike on Saturday, July 21, 2007

A tablespoon or two of just regular vinegar (white / apple cider or vinegar from pickles) taken at the first sign or shortly after leg cramps does it for me,

Could be more serious
suggested by Alexis on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Serious or persistent leg or foot cramps could be an early sign of Lyme's disease. Please see your doctor.

Pedialite & orange juice
suggested by [unspecified] on Thursday, May 31, 2007

My teenage son was plagued with leg cramps during long tennis matches & football games -- he began drinking pickle juice (high salt), Pedialite & orange juice (high potassium) to prevent -- has generally worked. Also, he cuts any caffeine (causes dehydration of muscles)

suggested by Marcey on Sunday, May 27, 2007

I used to get leg cramps often. This is what my husband did for me and worked very well. First, place large bag of ice on calf...for a few minutes. Then he rubbed my calf hard and vigorously for a few minutes, both can be on the a bit on the painful side. He repeated this twice and it worked wonders!!

No more cramping
suggested by [unspecified] on Monday, May 21, 2007

A bar of soap under the bottom sheets at calf level. It really works. I also drink 6 oz of fresh carrot juice per day. High potassium level. No more cramping at all with these two remedies.

suggested by William on Saturday, May 19, 2007

Now this sounds really freaky but it works for me. I suffered for years with cramps in my feet and calves without finding anything that would help until i heard, from i know not where, that turning your slippers over will ensure you don't get cramp. Started doing it, nothing to lose, two weeks ago and I have not had cramp since. Now how does that work?

Age 70
suggested by [unspecified] on Monday, April 30, 2007

I had leg cramps every night. Was told to drink cherry juice, that has A,C, and E in it. Legs cramps gone.

Pickle Juice
suggested by Lynn on Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Try pickle juice. It works!! My spouse suffered almost nightly with leg cramps. After taking pickle juice, those leg cramps are history. Still takes it occasionally as preventive.

Leg and Foot Cramps
suggested by Carolyn on Saturday, March 31, 2007

Quinine helps keep these cramps away. Drink a small glass of tonic water (regular or diet) before going to bed if they come during the night and also during the day if the strike then. I also find that standing straight with my feet flat, constant unbroken pressure, for a while will make them subside if they sneak up on me.

suggested by Solita on Thursday, March 8, 2007

I have been having leg cramps for years and only someone telling me to step on salt will take the pain away and I am here to tell you that it does take it away fast but just like ice it comes back.