Saturday, 24 May 2014

Dealing with leg and foot cramps

Foot Cramps in the night

I recently posted about sleep disorders giving some suggestions for their treatment. A closely related conditon is that of foot/leg cramps. Many people are brutally awoken from their sleep by these conditions and in this brief post, I hope to offer some suggestions for their avoidance.

Cramps usually affect lower legs and feet

First of all, what is the root cause of such cramps? When there is excess tension in the body (whether it arises from stress, over-exercising, excitement about some forthcoming event, or any other source) this manifests itself in strange subconcious muscle contortions and contractions. If the level of this muscle activity reaches a high-point and goes beyond a threshold, cramps ensue.

One of the most straightforward ways to prevent cramps is to allow to energy to drain out from the legs, to the floor. The easiest way of achieving this is to stand upright next to your bed before getting in for the night. Grab the back of your next with the right hand and reach as far as you can down the side of the left leg with your left hand. Remember not to lean over to the left: remain standing upright. Then repeat the process on the other side of the body.

Should the symptoms persist, I also find that Calcium Carbonicum can provide an effective remedy against these unwanted intrusions into your peaceful sleep.


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