Cure for cramps

@allknowing (55805)
India
December 6, 2017 6:56pm CST
I had some friends over and the main topic of discussion was health considering we are all seniors. The common issue that we all shared was about cramps. It was agreed that the tablets one takes for control of Blood Pressure cause these cramps. One of them suggested that there is a way out for getting rid of cramps and that is to bend one's toes backwards as far as possible, in a sleeping position. That worked for me. How do you take care of cramps? .
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@paigea (21209)
• Canada
7 Dec
Bending my toes back eases it momentarily for me. But I still have to walk it off.
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
It worked for me. I used to walk earlier. So far so good. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
7 Dec
I usually eat more bananas and I take a potassium pill.
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
I am a banana eater too but does not seem to work with me. Potassium makes sense though.
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@franxav (3732)
7 Dec
Bending the toes backwards, add turning the feet in circular way might be still better.
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@shivamani10 (10737)
• Hyderabad, India
7 Dec
Oh, maybe that is the reason for not getting this these days. I am not using any tablets also. But doing some simple yoga postures.
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
Yoga postures do help. What postures are they?
@shivamani10 (10737)
• Hyderabad, India
7 Dec
@allknowing Just bending my feet forward and backward. Not only the toe but the whole foot.
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
@shivamani10 That is what I say in this post. You possibly cannot bend toes back and forth without bending the foot. but the emphasis is on the toes.
@Juliaacv (23266)
• Canada
7 Dec
I try to walk it off, although its hard when it really cramps up hard.
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
I was doing that but now I try this - bending of toes and it works.
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@shaggin (26941)
• United States
7 Dec
There are many different kind of cramps. Leg cramps are terrible and bending the toes back gets rid of the spasm. Drinking lots of water helps prevent them.
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
Water does help too.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
7 Dec
I'll try that remedy when it happens.
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
Hope it does not happen
@averygirl72 (14064)
• Philippines
7 Dec
I have leg cramps the other day. It was very painful. I think it's due to cold weather so I try to wear leg warmers
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
Cold weather is one of the reasons and keeping one's legs warm is the solution.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
7 Dec
I am not a BP patient and do not take any medicine for BP, yet I get cramps sometimes, while sleeping.
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
Your must be due to normal dehydration. You need to drink plenty of water.and also do this exercise
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
7 Dec
@allknowing I take plenty of water, yet I will keep your advice in mind and I will also attempt the exercise.
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
@dpk262006 Take some magnesium supplement
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
I pull my toes up too - and now we're older we talk a lot about our health when we get together with friends.
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
Earlier it used to be sharing recipes but now it is health tips (lol)
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
@allknowing Sad isn't it?
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
@JudyEv I do not let these things bother me as if I give in I will get into depression. I can write a book on what we can no longer do
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@lady1993 (15600)
• Philippines
7 Dec
is it foot cramps? I have seen in Kill Bill movies, to wiggle the big toe i do that and it goes away
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
It is the whole leg sometimes including the calves.
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@lady1993 (15600)
• Philippines
11 Dec
@allknowing that sounds painful.. maybe there is an ointment for that
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
11 Dec
@lady1993 It goes off after those exercises
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@1hopefulman (20372)
• Canada
7 Dec
I'll have to try that one? I usually find that pushing my foot flat against something hard works, like getting out of bed pushing my foot against the floor.
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
7 Dec
This particular exercise can be done without moving from the bed. I used to walk around before middle of the night (lol)
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@1hopefulman (20372)
• Canada
8 Dec
@allknowing I will try it the next time.
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