More user remedies on Leg Cramps

Grab your lip
suggested by C on Sunday, February 10, 2008

As soon as you feel the cramp refrain from grabbing it. Hard to do when you are in a lot of pain. Instead grab the vein between your nose and upper lip with your thumb on the inside of your lip; index finger on the outside. You may not feel it but it is there. Pinch but not too hard. If done right it will stop the cramp immediately. If not gotten right away the cramp will be gone but the muscle will be tender for a while.

hot water
suggested by Therese on Thursday, January 31, 2008

Get yourself into a hot tub or spa ASAP if you're lucky to have one. Soak for 1/2 hour. This works for me.

Stop a Cramp
suggested by John on Monday, January 21, 2008

To stop a cramp in the calf, extend the affected leg fully, stretching it out straight, then point your toes upwards and hold in the position. The cramp should subside within a few seconds. You can also extend you leg and stand on the ball of your foot whilst pointing the toes upwards.

Drink Vinegar
suggested by wanda on Sunday, December 2, 2007

Drink some vinegar. Maybe a half a small cup. It works immediately.

Table Salt Remedy
suggested by Russell on Friday, November 16, 2007

Take some table salt and put it in the palm of your hand about the size and thickness of a dime. Put it on your tongue and swish it around till dissolved then wash it down with several mouths of water, in minutes the pain is gone.

Natural Cure
suggested by Cynthia on Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Eat about 1 teaspoon of brown mustard. It gets rid of the cramp immediately.

Ice on Cramped Legs
suggested by Jim on Sunday, September 30, 2007

I noticed while watching a soccer game that they put ice on cramped legs. It works almost immediately if you can stand the cold.

suggested by Iain on Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I've found that bananas can have an immediate effect.

Hot Water Bottle
suggested by Maureen on Sunday, August 5, 2007

I take Magnesium Complete, and have also found that having a hot water bottle at my feet in bed is a great help. The bottle usually stays warm all night and keeps my feet and legs cramps.

suggested by [unspecified] on Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I used the "soap between the sheets" remedy and it seemed to work fine.