Last week, for no real good reason, I started having leg cramps.  Always in my calves.  Always in the middle of the night.  They were so painful, they kept me awake.

So, I did what any confused person would do...  I asked Facebook!

The top answers were:

-Eat bananas because you need potassium

-Drink more water because you are dehydrated (probably true)

-Get more magnesium!  From where, though?  Where does magnesium even come from?  Rocks?  Pills?  I guess I'll have to do more research on this...


Some of the more unique answers:

-Drink tonic water because the quinine helps

-Wrap your legs in warm towels

-Drink pickle juice (nawww....  I'm good)

-Rub a dry bar of soap on your legs

-DanceU's Laura Lewis says, "when the Charlie horse hits - stumble to the coldest floor/ snow bank, ice cold water in the tub (etc) and put your foot in it! I don’t know why, but the ice cold shock helps but it does! (for me anyway). (And yes the bottom of your foot to the cold surface for a calf muscle)."

What do you do when you get leg cramps?  Comment on our Facebook page

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