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Old 07-23-2016, 09:18 PM   #21
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My foot cramps went way down when I added some gentle stretching such as toe curls.

Has the OP tried any stretching? Less risky then supplements I think.
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magnesium oxide 400 mg tablet in the evening.............very rarely have cramps and I used to get them often before starting the magnesium.....even better is when i do get one, it is very easy to stretch and it goes away, before the magnesium stretching made the cramp worse.................I have noticed some have recommended potassium or bananas or OJ which contain potassium...............I would recommend against that if you are take a blood pressure med such as valsartan, which conserves potassium, as it is dangerous to have too much potassium
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I would get leg cramps, but more often foot cramps at night. It turned out to be some of the symptoms of neuropathy. This is nerve issues with my feet. Essentially, my feet were getting numb, burning hot, and losing some feeling in the toes. I went to a neurologist to determine it is a mild case of neuropathy and now I'm on some medication (metanx & gabapentin). The cramps are very rare now, the pain associated with the numbness and burning pain has diminished as well.

Personally if you can find a method that doesn't involve drugs I would explore that first.
same here . turned out i was diabetic .
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I have been getting cramps in my calves during sleep since I was a child. It's a potassium issue for me. The best way to protect against them (for me) is a banana each day. Eat a banana, don't get cramps. Strawberries and sweet potatoes also work, though not as reliably as bananas. Plus bananas are portable, cheap, and easy to eat anywhere. If I stop eating potassium rich foods the cramps will return three days later like clockwork and will continue 1 to 3 times per night until I start eating potassium rich foods again. This is why I always carry bananas when I travel.
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I think bananas is the answere for me right now, If that doesn't take care of the problem, then I will look into supplements. I try to keep it simple and as FI by 2024 said "they are cheap and portable". what more could you want?
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I think bananas is the answere for me right now, If that doesn't take care of the problem, then I will look into supplements. I try to keep it simple and as FI by 2024 said "they are cheap and portable". what more could you want?
They taste good too.
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