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Leg cramp relief magic #6728625
01/14/20 11:40 AM
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I was working in the fur shed for a long afternoon into evening fleshing coon, on my feet and not drinking anything. Because who wants to unscrew the lid on a water bottle with coon grease all over your nitrile gloves. I know dehydration can cause leg cramps and I don't know if this was the case but at 12:12 this AM I had a good one. I mean from above the knee on the inside of my leg to my groin. When you try and move to make it stop, it gets worse. Can't stand up or sit down, rubbing the big knot in your muscle trying to relax it. I remembered someone said a teaspoon of mustard would stop it, so I limped my way to the kitchen, bent over holding my leg looking like a crab going sideways. I found a spoon and heaped it with mustard and put it in my mouth. I am not kidding, before I could even get all the mustard swallowed the cramp quit. I did another spoon just because I was so amazed at the quick cure I didn't want it to wear off. I have had those same cramps that made your leg sore for days or after you get rid of it you move wrong and it comes back, seems to last forever. This stopped it period, I was amazed.

I see how people drown with cramps, how could you swim if that happened?

Anyway, if you get a bad cramp, try this!! grin


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Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728636
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Thanks I'll remember that !!

I always drink pickle juice. Helps right away!! It's the salt & vinegar I guess


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Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728640
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Even IF its psychosomatic and it works

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Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728643
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Will do. I was given some CBD oil claiming it did the same. Topically, of course. It worked. I get legs cramps all the time, the excruciatingly painful ones where you don't think you're going to make it kind. It's a curse.

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728664
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Good to know! I always heard bananas were good for preventing muscle cramps. And pickle juice is good for hangovers too. Studies showed it more effective than Gatorade with none of the BS for hydration.

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728684
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Actually, deep greens are much higher in potassium than bananas, without the high glucose content....though a drink of a bit of real sweet, wee bit of salt, in something like Apple Cider V., again the real thing, not distilled, does much good. Rarely get cramps .

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728690
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I have been plagued with leg cramps for years. The worst ones seem to come at night in the form of what we use to call shin splints. That would be cramps in the front muscle of the lower part of the leg on the opposite side from the calf. They are extremely painful. I also get cramps and calf, sometime while sitting watching TV and at night laying in bed.

Quite a few years ago, when people didn't have computers to google a question. I found a book at the library the went into detail about leg cramps, types and causes. After reading it, I surmised that many of mine are caused from being a heavy salt user. The book stated if you were a heavy salt user you could have the cramps like I get and the problem was most commonly cause by lack of potassium. That the body not only needs to have a certain amount of salt (sodium), but it must be balanced with potassium. This of course is going to be different in each person.

So I started taking a 99mg Potassium tablet each night before I went to bed. This has greatly decreased the nightly shin splints. During the day if I start getting leg cramps, I immediately take 2 of the Potassium tablets and the cramps are gone almost immediately. When I reflect back on what I have done or consumed before getting the cramps it usually amounts to sweating a lot, drinking excessive amounts of water or consuming larger amounts of salt than normal.

I also try to drink at least one big glass of Gatorade once a week or more. Gator aid has electrolytes in it that you sweat out and cause severe cramps when they are lost.

I am sure this will not be a cure-all for everyone and all of your cramps, but it might help some of you. Those of you that might be a little older, may remember salt tablets dispensers that many companies had in their factories or elsewhere available. This was intended to keep employees from becoming dehydrated when the conditions in they were working would make them sweat a lot. They also encoyou to drink a lot of water when taking the tablets.

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Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728695
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Potassium vitamin pills worked for me. I would get intestinal cramps after particularly strenuous exercise during which I had perspired heavily. A doc friend recommended potassium gluconate pills which solved the problem. That was decades ago and now I use them to prevent leg cramps.

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728697
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I always had leg cramps at night. Especially when I was younger and played sports 400 days a year. Every great once in awhile I’ll start to get one at night, kind of wake up, stop doing whatever it was that was making it happen and go right back to sleep.

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Actor] #6728703
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Originally Posted by Actor
I have been plagued with leg cramps for years. The worst ones seem to come at night in the form of what we use to call shin splints. That would be cramps in the front muscle of the lower part of the leg on the opposite side from the calf. They are extremely painful. Garry-


I get those quite often. I lay there in bed articulating my foot in every conceivable direction trying to gain some relief. I get them in the hamstring, too. I had one a week ago that continued to hurt well into the day. It sucks.

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Posco] #6728783
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apple cider vinegar works

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728796
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Have them also heavy large ones mostly. I to found out about the loss of mineral content, and also did deeper research on how to get them back into your system.

While the home remedies will work for temporary help, they are not long haul cures.

You must have enough moisture in your body to keep the minerals in it active and moving, meaning if you suffer cramps on a regular basis your not giving your body enough water to help the minerals get into your system like they need to do, the same with helping kidney stones stay away, though you do need a diet change with stones as well.

So drink more water during the day especially while real active, it's much better to use the rest room and get rid of the extra that way then it is to suffer cramps when you start to relax !!!


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Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728799
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Then when the leg cramp finally goes away and you don't dare move

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728800
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I dont get leg cramps. On the far side of the fur shed (garage) is a jug with water/tea/gatorade with a straw.
If straws are banned there, you can leave the cap off, cover with a clean rag and use a paper towel to grab the jug, I find about 8oz an hour is like an energy boost.

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728809
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I have those leg cramps from the top inside of the knee to the groin, those are killers.
Will make you scream , can’t stand up , bend over or move period. They are terrible!
Thanks for the mustard advice..

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728816
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What kind of mustard-the powdered or the gooey stuff.

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728853
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Originally Posted by Flipper 56
I was working in the fur shed for a long afternoon into evening fleshing coon, on my feet and not drinking anything. Because who wants to unscrew the lid on a water bottle with coon grease all over your nitrile gloves. I know dehydration can cause leg cramps and I don't know if this was the case but at 12:12 this AM I had a good one. I mean from above the knee on the inside of my leg to my groin. When you try and move to make it stop, it gets worse. Can't stand up or sit down, rubbing the big knot in your muscle trying to relax it. I remembered someone said a teaspoon of mustard would stop it, so I limped my way to the kitchen, bent over holding my leg looking like a crab going sideways. I found a spoon and heaped it with mustard and put it in my mouth. I am not kidding, before I could even get all the mustard swallowed the cramp quit. I did another spoon just because I was so amazed at the quick cure I didn't want it to wear off. I have had those same cramps that made your leg sore for days or after you get rid of it you move wrong and it comes back, seems to last forever. This stopped it period, I was amazed.

I see how people drown with cramps, how could you swim if that happened?

Anyway, if you get a bad cramp, try this!! grin

I'll have to remember this next time.

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728874
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My father swears by mustard. Keeps it by his bed at night. He carries packets with him while hunting. Gives him instant relief. He's almost never out of arms reach of yellow mustard.

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728888
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Have had leg cramps all my life and we are not talking little ones more like I hope I live through this . Mine start in thighs go around waist and in to my lower back . Have found if I take a D3 5000 mg every day I do not get them at all . If I stop the D3 they come back .

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728893
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Other than the medicinal virtues of honey in mustard, a bit of salt, some natural glucose -all are which are good to stop cramps, I haven't looked into the chemical makeup in mustard -or which type is best and why. Don't have the time right now, but it sure would be interesting. I do know mustard greens have a lot of good nutrition aspects in them.

Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6728894
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Liquid yellow American mustard works best during the cramps. ACV or pickle juice help prevent cramps. The four main electrolytes are sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Most overlook the second two.

Our mouths tell our brain that what we need is inbound, which is why the symptoms cease before the mustard has been metabolized.


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Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Flipper 56] #6729004
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If you have seen lately on the NHL hockey game broadcasts there are players squeezing little packets of mustard into their mouths between shifts-saw it for the first time ever this year and even the commentators asked why? Apparently it relieves cramps instantly like what has been said above-everyone knows now!

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My dads Dr. told him to drink tonic water before bed to help stop noght time leg cramps


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I get them as bad as anyone. I take magnesium before I go to bed and always keep the heating pad pluged in and ready to use in middle of nite.

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Proratman have you tried the mustard trick?



Re: Leg cramp relief magic [Re: Boco] #6729191
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Originally Posted by Boco
What kind of mustard-the powdered or the gooey stuff.


Just gooey yellow mustard, I grabbed Great Value brand honey mustard. My other choice in the fridge was southwestern and that stuff is so hot a teaspoon would have killed me! grin


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I get really bad ones in my hamstrings as well as up into my groin. I believe they may be caused by a tight thong. I have found that yellow mustard provides near instant relief. I keep the packets next to my bed and quickly down one or two when I cramp at night. Instant relief! Don't knock it till you try it.

Moosetrot

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This elixir eliminates cramps...bowel obstruction, cures ED..., and a host of other Ailments.


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Originally Posted by Moosetrot
I get really bad ones in my hamstrings as well as up into my groin. I believe they may be caused by a tight thong. I have found that yellow mustard provides near instant relief. I keep the packets next to my bed and quickly down one or two when I cramp at night. Instant relief! Don't knock it till you try it.

Moosetrot


Moosy.....do you keep a couple hot dogs on the night stand too......:)


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First you post the picture of my much-desired Eau De Musc, then you reveal one of my deepest secrets! You really know how to hurt a guy, Nessie! I actually like to have a fistful of Oreos on my nightstand!

By the way, who do the Patriots play in their next playoff game? Ehhrr, uhhhh…….never mind.

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Moosy.....I might be a Packer Fan this weekend. With Patriots being in 4 out of the last 5 Superbowls ....I just feel a little empty,watching other teams playing.....lol


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You will be a welcome addition to the Cheesehead Nation! I have the feeling we may need all the help we can get. What size thong do you wear?

Moosetrot

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Originally Posted by Moosetrot
You will be a welcome addition to the Cheesehead Nation! I have the feeling we may need all the help we can get. What size thong do you wear?

Moosetrot


42 long.........

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