Extremely painful leg cramps
Take This Life  

Go Back   Take This Life > Treatment and Resources > Treatment > Exercising

Extremely painful leg cramps

This is a discussion on Extremely painful leg cramps within the Exercising forums, part of the Treatment category; Basically, over the last few weeks, I have been getting intense pain from somewhat random leg cramps. I know that ...

join us
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-30-13, 11:07 AM   #1
Experienced Member
 
Twin Tigers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Grey Britain
Posts: 1,675
My Mood:
Default Extremely painful leg cramps

Basically, over the last few weeks, I have been getting intense pain from somewhat random leg cramps.

I know that some of it is possibly down to my diet, not getting the right nutrients for my muscles, but I walk roughly 7 miles each day I work, which is 6 days a week. Plus I'm on my feet while I'm working. As soon as I'm home, I'm off y feet and relaxing. I try stretching when I get the cramps but it only takes some of the pain away. It then proceeds to be a sort of background pain for a few days.

I don't have any fat on my legs, it's just muscle. So I have no idea what's causing it.

Anyone got any ideas?

And by painful, I mean it makes me collapse in pain.

And I don't really want to have to go to the doctors...as she will push me back onto my meds...or try to. Anti-depressants that is.
__________________
Insurrection is the most sacred of the rights, and the most indispensable of the duties.
Twin Tigers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-13, 11:48 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Dave86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: united states
Posts: 4,897
My Mood:
Default

Cramping is usually caused due to dehydration in the muscles. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids. You could be deficient in electrolytes. Dehydration causes loss of sodium potassium magnesium and vitamin D. If you smoke stop for a while. There is a link between tobacco and cramping. If this is a dystonic cramp you will require rest for the muscle to heal. Just remember the most common cause is dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids preferebly water or gatorade and add a possible vitamin supplement.
Dave86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-13, 01:00 PM   #3
Experienced Member
 
super147's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: England
Posts: 1,770
My Mood:
Default

You could try drinking tonic water, it contains quinine which can be useful with leg cramps. Quinine tablets are often prescribed for leg cramps.
super147 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-13, 01:14 PM   #4
Experienced Member
 
Twin Tigers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Grey Britain
Posts: 1,675
My Mood:
Default

Cheers for the advice guys :) I shall try to add more fluids, especially tonic and electrolyte based drinks.

Unfortunately we don't have Gatorade here in the UK :(
__________________
Insurrection is the most sacred of the rights, and the most indispensable of the duties.
Twin Tigers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-13, 01:17 PM   #5
Experienced Member
 
super147's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: England
Posts: 1,770
My Mood:
Default

An equivalent to Gatorade would be one of the Lucozade drinks, either the isotonic ones or the original Lucozade.
super147 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2