So Friday is approaching and your buddies are planning to spend the weekend nights at a club, dancing to the peppy numbers and gulping down pitchers. But there's a problem which you consider slightly awkward to share with them to avoid the weekend party. And that's your frequent leg cramps!
But you also know that even if you spend the weekend in your bed checking on Netflix, your body wouldn't be at peace, thanks to the restless leg syndrome. You feel like getting rid of it but are lazy enough to consult a doctor as well. Don't worry, we're here to rescue you from the sleepless and painful nights.
Check out this list to find out the major reasons of leg cramps and how to avoid them in a natural way!
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Temperature variations are a big reason of leg cramps. If your room is quite cold at night and your feet are uncovered, cramps may occur due to muscle contractions.
After working out, if you forget to stretch your feet muscles properly, it might lead to experiencing cramps.
If you sweat during exercise and drink less water, it might lead to cramping of body muscles. And since leg muscles are one of the largest, leg cramps may emerge painfully.
Due to the constant stress of standing for a long time, people at office jobs are prone to experience muscle cramps. If you are having constant pain in the feet, take short breaks and sit in the office and prefer wearing shorter heels.
A hot bath or shower is the best remedy to treat cramps. Since hot water makes the muscles warm, blood vessels start to expand and more blood and oxygen is transported to the muscles.
About 42% of the people who suffer from the restless leg syndrome have accepted that placing a soap bar between the bedsheet and mattress did help them a lot in lessening the pain. Doctors still aren't sure about the theory, but it is believed that the reason behind this strange claim is that high magnesium present in soaps does the magic. In fact, a lavender soap is preferred by doctors since its natural fragrance relaxes the muscles with its scent.
Bananas are the probably the most delicious source of Magnesium which supports the development of muscles and relaxes the feet muscles.
I agree this sounds disgusting, but it's scientifically proven that the electrolytes present in pickle juice does a lot good to muscles and avoids restless leg syndrome.
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