By Chad Siemer
Medical professionals have done numerous studies on treatment for restless leg syndrome. Although, they have found increased electrical activity, they haven’t really pin pointed the exact cause for leg cramps. There is some evidence that vitamin deficiency and fluid deficiency could promote restless leg syndrome. However, there are some things you can do to help cope and even prevent leg cramps from happening.
Stretch before bedtime
Before hopping into bed for the night, do yourself a favor and loosen the bed sheets. This keeps you from pointing your toes and causing cramps through the night. You want to keep your feet nice and relaxed. Five to ten minutes prior to laying down, do a few leg and calve stretches to relax the muscles. Standing calve stretches are a great way to relax the muscles. You can also sit on the floor with legs in front and pull your toes towards you. This will give you a nice stretch and help loosen the muscles.
Consume more banana’s and other potassium rich foods
Studies have shown that lack of potassium in your diet may be a culprit in getting frequent leg cramps. Many people have prevented and even eliminated their leg cramps simply by adding more potassium in their diets. Some foods to consider adding to your diet would be Bananas, apricots, nectarines, dates, grapes, or raisins.
Another important factor for preventing and treating restless leg syndrome is to stay hydrated. Lack of fluid, specifically water, can promote leg cramping also. If you feel cramping during the night, apply a heating pad for several minutes. This will help relax and loosen the muscles to relieve some of the pain. A deep tissue massage has also helped in relieving leg cramps. Always try to stretch in addition to other helpful remedies.
There are many other tips and techniques that will help with treatment for restless leg syndrome. However, staying hydrated, eating more potassium, and stretching seem to be the most effective.
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