Night leg cramps are muscle flexing that hurt and are happening at night. This is in the lower leg, thighs and feet. Pain is sharp and wakes you up. It can last seconds or minutes. Even with no pain, there is still soreness.
Men and women both have this mostly after 50.
Leg cramps vs. restless leg syndrome
Both are during sleeping, but are different.
Restless leg syndrome is a complex neurological issue when you cannot move the legs. In RLS moving legs gives relief, cramps do not.
Leg cramps causes
- Concrete standing
- Sedentary life
- Bad sitting
Advice to fight leg cramps
- Stretch before sleep
- Have a warm bath before sleep
- Workouts for legs
- Potassium and magnesium
- Chestnut for good blood flow in legs
- Ergonomic shoes
- Heat pad for pain areas
To cure spasms…
Both legs are in front of you and you sit on the floor. Bend feet and put toes outward to knees. Then slowly get up and turn around, shake up legs, and massage in circle moves. Also have 1 tbsp yellow mustard.