What Do You Do For Leg Cramps?
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)."
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