Calf/Leg cramps

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Calf/Leg cramps

Postby jml945 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:42 am

Lately I've been having terrible leg cramps, mostly in my right calf, after I walk or even while I am walking. I also get cramps in my feet, mostly at night when I am in bed trying to get to sleep. If I lay in a certain position my feet will automatically cramp up no matter what. It seems like as time goes on my legs have been getting worse and worse, and I fear that at some point I will possibly lose my ability to walk without assistance (which scares me).

What are the best ways to prevent these kinds of symptoms? Is there anything or do you just have to deal with it and let it pass?
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Postby Filmmaker » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:54 am

I have that on and oiff, I do not think it will affect your ability to walk , it's more from nerve inflammation that I get that...Some days are better than others...
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Postby jml945 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:11 am

So what is it that affects one's ability to walk?
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Postby mrbarlow » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:38 am

try magnesium supplements especially if you are taking high dose vit D
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Postby Filmmaker » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:24 am

it's the iron deposits on the brain that affects its ability to send orders not the nerve damage... As you know one can have nerve damage from manypossible conditons, such as diabetes, zona, lyme disease or whatever and still be able to walk...
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:14 am

i second mr b's comment re magnesium.

best is to get it from high intakes of dark leafy greens, certain fish, and nuts/seeds.
http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=75

the most absorbable supplemental form is magnesium glycinate. if supplementing vit d3, take some with vit d3 and some at a different time.

potassium can be a useful thing to take in combination with magnesium. or eat bananas :)

hth :)
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