It mostly happens on my left leg and the calf muscle goes really tight. I dont think I've been over doing it but have had a problem with my knee which has made me walk slightly differently.
I have leg and hand cramps from time to time. I had my right Achilles Tendon reconstructed in 2006, and was told "do whatever it takes NOT to get cramps!" My Doctor (confirmed by my MD Sister-in-Law) suggested Schweppes Tonic Water with Quinine (the small Yellow bottles). Within seconds of drinking about a 1/3 of a bottle, the cramps are gone.
It is NOT the most pleasant substance to drink (YUCK!) but the quick remedy is worth it!
Check with your doctor for a blood clot or maybe low potassium ( some medicine cost this problem). Good luck, best of health to you.
Philtheboss, Leg cramps are a sign of magnesium deficiency. There are several kinds of magnesium. Oxide and citric work on intestines. Chelated or Broad spectrum are the easiest to metabolize. Magnesium is an important mineral in so many ways, especially in heart disease.
The awesome foursome nutrients for heart are : CoQ10, Magnesium, L Carnitine, and Di Ribose.
They strengthen all muscles. The Heart is a muscle.
Philtheboss, digestive enzymes and Probiotics help IBS. They are essential for a healthy gut. Disease starts in the gut. I hope that you feel better soon. This works for me.
@ Philtheboss, it may have to see an orthopedic. but if you have already seen your primary doctor and they said it is nothing to worry about. Brian, my boyfriend get muscle cramps in his upper thigh and it does help to massage it and sometimes either heat or cold works. It is just a hit and miss. We used cold after I massage them and it seemed to work but other people say heat. so it differs. but 10+ hugs for at least asking the question and getting some answers. Hope things work out.
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