Leg pain or leg cramp is probably one of the painful health conditions that take places due to variety of reasons. People suffering from such health conditions probably require treatments. Some people wishes to have treatment through medicines but it is not good to consume medicines on a regular basis. Home remedies are the best way to stay away from all types of pains taking place in legs and other parts of the body. Some simple tips at home can give you Relief from leg cramp and pains.
Leg Cramps Symptoms:
Aching, painful cramps in the legs when walking, sitting or lying down. You may be awakened from sleep by these cramps.
A painful, red area in the leg may indicate thrombophlebitis (a blood clot in the vein). You may have to be hospitalized and on bedrest and hot packs in addition to antibiotics or an anticoagulant.
Home Remedies For Leg Cramps
Before you move out for the usual physical activities in day to day life, stretching of muscles would be an important consideration. If you have the tendency of getting leg cramps while you are asleep, it will be a good idea to go ahead with muscle stretching activities. This will help you stay away from cramp when you are actually sleeping.
Banana is a wonderful variety of natural fruit that contains good amount of potassium that is really good for your health. If you can consume one banana everyday either in breakfast or after any meal, staying away from muscle cramp in leg will be possible.
You can now stay hydrated by drinking liquids as well as water regularly. Apart from 8 glasses of water, you should also consume juicy fruits and fruit juices. Sometimes due to lack of water content in water, you can suffer from muscle cramps and pains. Adequate fluids would be ideal to stay your muscle relax and contract. If your muscle cells stay hydrated, you will ideally get less irritation and the tensed muscle will become relaxed.
Prepare chamomile tea by boiling a cup of water and add two to three teaspoons of chamomile flower or chamomile powder in it. Allow the flowers to steep for few minutes, strain and add a teaspoon of honey in the tea and drink when it is still warm. Drink chamomile tea three-four times a day for 10-15 days. Drinking chamomile tea will help to cure the problem of leg cramps from the root by treating the triggers like electrolytic imbalance, poor blood circulation and weak muscle that causes leg cramps. Red raspberry tea can also help to cure the problem of leg cramps as it works in the same way as chamomile tea.
Eat Potassium Rich Food
Potassium deficiency can cause leg cramps. If you do not have enough potassium in your body, then you need to consider eating more sources of potassium or start eating potassium supplements with your meals. Potassium rich fruits include oranges, bananas, grapes, apricots, nectarines, dates, or raisins, etc. Meat like pork, lamb, saltwater fish etc., and vegetables like cabbage or broccoli are also rich sources of potassium.