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talk to me about leg/feet cramps please

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orangeshoebox Wed 19-Jun-19 21:18:23

I'm pacing the house for an hour now as I have cramps in feet/toes that start as soon as I keep still. both feet.
have drunk a large glass of water and taken magnesium.
what else can I do?

yesterday I woke up with the residual cramp pain in my calves iyswim. it's mightily annoying.
I walk and cycle a lot and walk stairs a lot.

orangeshoebox Wed 19-Jun-19 21:27:01

I stopped wearing toe-grabby shoes, usually brogues or trainers and barefoot at home (used to wear birkenstocks)

ShoesJerry Wed 19-Jun-19 21:28:27

I get foot cramp quite a lot. Tonic water (quinine) is good for instant relief, as the magnesium will be a more long term solution. I also find putting really warm socks on helps me. Good luck!

Magicroundabout321 Wed 19-Jun-19 21:29:02

Maybe find a good osteopath who can check why it's happening?

orangeshoebox Wed 19-Jun-19 21:35:35

yeah, maybe my feet are getting too cold barefeet in this weather?
my pregnancies were horrible for leg cramps but I don't really want to resort to ugly sweaty flight socks

goingtotown Wed 19-Jun-19 22:29:28

Stretch & massage.
To prevent cramp, drink more water, & take magnesium everyday.

DickZillaofTheVilla Wed 19-Jun-19 22:33:50

I was going to say magnesium but you already are taking it. I used to get really bad leg cramps every morning and I haven’t had one in nearly a year now it really does work I take 500mg at night but it took at least a month to notice any effect. I’m usually very sceptical about supplements

PenguinsRabbits Wed 19-Jun-19 22:44:00

DH gets this and he was told to boost calcium levels, at least that's his excuse for eating industrial levels of cheese. When I get really bad foot cramps I put my feet in cold water though no idea why it helps, for general aches and pains I found Feroglobin helped liquid one but contains iron so check you are low in iron before taking that - I presumed it was magnesium in it but worked quickly. Make sure you drink enough too.

orangeshoebox Thu 20-Jun-19 07:26:43

thanks all.
I already take magnesium (400mg) late afternoon and taking a lot of cheese calcium.
will get flight socks to see if that helps.

orangeshoebox Thu 20-Jun-19 09:09:09

maybe I need to rethink how I take the stairs?

5 floors in the office and very narrow and steep stairs at home.

sanmiguel Thu 20-Jun-19 20:48:35

I used to get awful crippling foot cramp, in the arch of the same foot...sometimes lasting for days. Now I hate to tempt fate, but I haven t had any for months since I started taking Electrolytes sports supplement and having at least 2 litres water a day. I haven't changed anything else.

orangeshoebox Thu 20-Jun-19 20:57:45

hmm will have a look at electrolytes.
it's just so annoying.
been sitting on the sofa for 15 min and the cramps started again. grrr

sanmiguel Wed 26-Jun-19 20:39:38

How's it going @orangeshoebox ? Did you find electrolytes? I buy a huge box from amazon x2 a day and pretty much instant result after years of very regular day and night cramp. Even had it for first 3 days of my honeymoon- wonderful!

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