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14 Reasons Why Your Legs Cramp Up at Night and How to Fix It

Some possible causes include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Dehydration
  • Magnesium deficiency
  • Injury
  • Potassium deficiency
  • Kidney diseases
  • Calcium deficiency
  • Pregnancy
  • Physical activity
  • Muscle overload
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Thyroid issues
  • Prolonged exposure to low temperatures
  • The use of some specific pharmaceutical drugs.

The following natural methods will help you treat muscle cramps:

  1. Physical activity

To relax the muscles and prevent muscle cramps, you should avoid long periods of standing, and start walking for a while every day.

  1. Stretching

Start stretching the muscle that is cramping, and gently rub the place.

  1. Increased Water Intake

Make sure you drink plenty of water during the day to prevent dehydration, which is one of the main causes of muscle cramps.

  1. Massage or Acupuncture

Acupuncture effectively relaxes muscles and thus directly targets the root of the problem. Moreover, you will benefit a lot from regular massages.

  1. Magnesium

You should optimize the levels of magnesium in the body, as this essential nutrient will help you prevent muscle spasms. Therefore, consume more seeds and nuts, or rub the legs with magnesium oil.

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