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  • What do you guys do for leg cramps In bed?

    They just started in my leg that had knee surgery.
    Everybody has a good suggestion.
    1. My brother said four plastic bottles of spring water a day.
    2. Wife said eat a banana.
    3. Ex Eagle coach Andy Reid said pickle juice.
    4. My sister said tonic water.
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    I get the old Lady to Play On the @%$#& and the stiff cramp goes away. LOL
    Thank You Mis, Toni Santa will be good TO YOU:-))

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Treestand View Post
      I get the old Lady to Play On the @%$#& and the stiff cramp goes away. LOL
      Thank You Mis, Toni Santa will be good TO YOU:-))
      Tree, It's tough to get in the mood, when it feels like a knife in your calf or thigh and your in cruciating pain in the middle of the night. ?

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      • #4
        Hydration is one of the keys to prevention, but when the cramp strikes, I find that immediately standing on the affected foot/leg relieves the cramp immediately.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Treestand View Post
          I get the old Lady to Play On the @%$#& and the stiff cramp goes away. LOL
          Thank You Mis, Toni Santa will be good TO YOU:-))
          A little bit of love makes the hurt & the world go round...wink,wink:-))

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          • #6
            Cramps are largely caused by an electrolyte imbalance. It largely presents when people are dehydrated because your body goes into what's known as "hyponatremia" and / or "hypokalemia" low blood sodium or potassium, hence the banana comment.

            Do yourself a favor and skip the pickle juice. Try some gatorade and daily stretching instead. I used to get wicked cramps in my calves. Have to do the stretching. If regular Gatorade is too sweet, dry the low sugar variety or Propel.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
              Cramps are largely caused by an electrolyte imbalance. It largely presents when people are dehydrated because your body goes into what's known as "hyponatremia" and / or "hypokalemia" low blood sodium or potassium, hence the banana comment.

              Do yourself a favor and skip the pickle juice. Try some gatorade and daily stretching instead. I used to get wicked cramps in my calves. Have to do the stretching. If regular Gatorade is too sweet, dry the low sugar variety or Propel.
              Thanks, They make low sugar Gatorade. It taste good.
              Plus 3 for taking the time.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
                Hydration is one of the keys to prevention, but when the cramp strikes, I find that immediately standing on the affected foot/leg relieves the cramp immediately.
                99, did you pee some dingers off over F&S.
                Last time I checked F&S some nitwit user was talking about hiring call girls for a good time.
                I dinged him.

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                • #9
                  I get cramps or muscle spasms in my thighs at night occasionally.
                  Staying hydrated helps. Nothing works better than plain old H2O!
                  There is nothing wrong with the stuff buckshott00 suggested. The main thing is, "what works best for you"!
                  When crapns/spasms wake me late at night, I hit the shower and use the hand sprayer with water as hot as I can stand it to massage the cramps away.
                  Some say ice packs. They just don't seem to work for me.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
                    Hydration is one of the keys to prevention, but when the cramp strikes, I find that immediately standing on the affected foot/leg relieves the cramp immediately.
                    Gary - There are some petty little men over at F&S who ding every comment made by people they don't like. They also visit this site, probably for the same reason.
                    I don't even look at the thumb boxes anymore.

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                    • #11
                      Increase your calcium intake. More milk or even Tums. Yesterday I had a bit of cramping starting up in hamstring at the end of a long day up and down ravines hunting pheasants with Opal. I drained a quart of 1% when I returned to motel + some eggnog. No problems sleeping or during super long day today hunting all three dogs individually.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ontario Honker Hunter View Post
                        Increase your calcium intake. More milk or even Tums. Yesterday I had a bit of cramping starting up in hamstring at the end of a long day up and down ravines hunting pheasants with Opal. I drained a quart of 1% when I returned to motel + some eggnog. No problems sleeping or during super long day today hunting all three dogs individually.
                        Thanks you Honk, for those few good ideas.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
                          Cramps are largely caused by an electrolyte imbalance. It largely presents when people are dehydrated because your body goes into what's known as "hyponatremia" and / or "hypokalemia" low blood sodium or potassium, hence the banana comment.

                          Do yourself a favor and skip the pickle juice. Try some gatorade and daily stretching instead. I used to get wicked cramps in my calves. Have to do the stretching. If regular Gatorade is too sweet, dry the low sugar variety or Propel.
                          Buckeroo, it is not the sodium that causes cramps, it's the potassium and magnesium. Eat a banana and/or make a routine of taking multi vitamins rich in Potassium and Magnesium.
                          BTW, if I get the least sensation I am going to get a cramp, I immediately (like in 1 or 2 sec) jump out of bed and put weight on that leg. It never reaches a painful level - works for me. A uncovered leg in a cool room can bring on a cramp. Basically, the muscle is calling for more blood.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
                            Hydration is one of the keys to prevention, but when the cramp strikes, I find that immediately standing on the affected foot/leg relieves the cramp immediately.
                            99, I wrote my ans. before seeing yours. The procedure works for me as well.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
                              Cramps are largely caused by an electrolyte imbalance. It largely presents when people are dehydrated because your body goes into what's known as "hyponatremia" and / or "hypokalemia" low blood sodium or potassium, hence the banana comment.

                              Do yourself a favor and skip the pickle juice. Try some gatorade and daily stretching instead. I used to get wicked cramps in my calves. Have to do the stretching. If regular Gatorade is too sweet, dry the low sugar variety or Propel.
                              I strongly second the stretching advice. As I get into my upper forties, I've been noticing a big difference when I do stretch vs. when I don't. And both of my geezer older brothers have always said that.

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