Thursday, August 21, 2008

Got Cramps - - -

So I got a call today re:leg cramps. Seems Madame's physio told her in order to get rid of one: lie on stomach and swing offending leg out from your body - is almost instantaneous relief.

Our poor Mom, if only we had known for her.

Update: Madame also noted to keep your body hydrated to help prevent cramps.


Granny Annie said...

I have terrible leg cramps and when they strike I get up and walk around but it takes forever to get some relief. I'm not sure I understand this, but will try it as I think it should be the next time I get one. And yes, my mom had them too and could have used a tip for relief.

JeanMac said...

She said to just swing your leg out - maybe it stretches the muscles.

smilnsigh said...

Fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

Miss Mari-Nanci

Trish said...

Thanks for the tip! I get terrible leg cramps every night -- have had them since I was a kid. We've tried everything, but this is a new idea! I will try it the next time :-)

momsi/Nonni said...

Wow! Wish I'd known that last night
as I just about killed my poor husband swinging my arms and jumping out of bed. Major bad muscle cramp!!!
Is that the same as a leg cramp? I'm not sure I would've thought to even swing my leg out it hurt so bad. I have never been prone to these but have had 2 in the last 6 wks. Maybe I'll try next time. It beats knocking my hubby out!
Thanks, Cheryl

JeanMac said...

Lots of water required in your system to help prevent them. Also, some people swear eating a banana helps and having liquid calcium - ***Not to be taken as med. advice -see your doctor.