A leg cramp is the sudden involuntary contraction of the muscles. The condition is temporary and harmless. It lasts for a few minutes and leaves a numbing feeling behind.
Occurring normally in the night, they are more commonly reported in the calf muscles but can occur in thighs, feet or toes as well.
There are two types of leg cramps namely idiopathic leg cramps and secondary leg cramps
While the first one can occur without any reason, the second one occurs as a side effect to medications or illness/disorder/deficiency.
Whatever be the case, the muscles of the leg contract and temporarily makes the bearer to lose control over his muscles.
Symptoms of Leg Cramps
- Intense and unbearable pain
- The muscle becomes harder to touch
- Tightening of the muscle
- Last for a few seconds to minutes
- Tenderness for few minutes even after pain pass away
Normally, the pain is self-healing but if it occurs frequently consult a homeopathic practitioner to get relief from this condition permanently.
As over the counter drugs themselves can cause leg cramps as a side effect, we recommend you to stay close to natural modes of treatment such as homeopathy.
Homeopathy serve as an ultimate leg cramps treatment as it has a wide range of therapeutic medicines to treat your case of leg cramps.
These medicines not only provide you relief from the symptoms of the leg cramps but also work through the underlying cause to prevent the future occurrence of leg cramps.
What causes leg cramps?
Strenuous exercise in hot weather
Overuse of the muscles
Thyroid, diabetes, anemia and other hormonal disorders
Athletes, pregnant women, elderly have increased the risk
Above are the most common reasons for secondary leg cramps but if you are facing recurrent episodes of leg cramps not linked to above consult a homeopathic doctor soon.
Homeopathic remedies being all natural and safe provides you relief from the underlying cause of leg cramps.
During the consultation, a homeopath may ask questions pertaining to your lifestyle, diet, medication (if any you taking), to prescribe you with the most effective remedies.
Top Homeopathic Medicines for Leg Cramps
Cuprum Met- For strong cramps
- When there are violent cramps in legs and feet
- Helpful for severe cramps
- Feet may feel cold and sweat
Magnesium Phos: When leg cramps occur after exertion
- Suitable for leg cramps due to pregnancy
- For leg cramps in elderly
- Cramps are worse in night
Calcarea Carb: For leg cramps at night
- Appear at night
- In thighs, calves, sole of feet and toes
- Pain on extending legs
Anacardium Orientale: For leg cramps that happen due to walking
- Made from plant Malacca bean
- Leg cramps on walking
- Lying down makes them better
- Pain in the calves
Causticum: For leg cramps in the morning
- In the morning when in bed one may have leg cramps
- Tearing and beating pain in lower leg on walking
If you still have any doubt or concerns, please feel free to drop me a message at info@RChomeopathy.com.au and I will get back to you soon.
Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies listed above . Consult a qualified homeopath