VodooDoll wrote:I have muscle weakness in my legs as well. Presently in physical theraphy twice a week.
Another MS'er in my PT group wears Plantar FXT on both her feet during PT and also sleeps in them. You can order them online from Foot Smart. com the order # is 30055 plantar FXT $39.99 each. She swears by them.
jimmylegs wrote:L do you ever take magnesium against spasticity? magnesium is required to release tension in the muscles - calcium is required for contraction. i find it helps reduce spasticity in my muscles.
jimmylegs wrote:ah, well yes it does help with spasticity
how much magnesium do you normally take, when you take it? what form is it? the recommendation for ms patients is 600-1200mg per day of a soluble form (i can't imagine taking 1200 in one day without spending all the following day on the toilet... but maybe some people can absorb it better than i can!)
my pills are 250mg mag citrate, and i take two per day, and sometimes try for three. it's a good one to take at bed time.
do you also take vitamin d3? because if you do, make sure to get some of your daily magnesium intake at a different time than the d3. d3 is a mag hog and if you take them together the d3 supp will snatch it all up and you won't have any mag going to its other important processes like relaxing your muscles
hope this helps some
I tried the Plantar FXT and was not impressed - my toes were crunched in the sock. The idea is great but I think you need something more stable and the flex should come from the foot, not the toes (just my opinion).
I sent mine back for a refund. Read the reviews - you may still decide to buy it and you may like it.
jimmylegs wrote:hey there L, hope you get some good results! keep us posted
what form is your mag again? is it mag oxide?
as far as ms theories go, i think the folks that are looking for one single cause of ms are on the wrong track. too complex for that!
I don't really get how the wall helps or the booty things. My husband's spasms are so strong, he wouldn't be able to stay foot against the wall, and when they spasm, they are flexing, so how would it help if he kept the foot flexed in the boot? I usually try to fight the flex, if I'm awake, but I'm not as strong in the feet as his foot is....sometimes I wake him up, because it's driving me crazy...is that mean?
Magnesium Oxide, yup. Is this recommended?
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