18 Natural Home Remedies for Muscle Cramps and Spasms - 2



9. Mustard seeds

For relief from muscle spasms, steep a tea bag of black or brown mustard seeds in hot water. Soak your feet in it for 15-20 minutes and relax.



10. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is very useful for relieving leg cramps. Make a mixture of 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water. Drink this mixture regularly. Apple cider vinegar is a rich source of potassium, which prevents leg cramps.


11. Sesame oil, almond oil, olive oil

Prepare massage oil by mixing sesame oil, almond oil, and olive oil. Massage your entire body with this mixture and then bathe in warm water.


12. Acupressure

1.    Apply pressure to the area between your big toe and second toe.
2.    "Acupinch" the area between your nose and your upper lip (philtrum). The philtrum is a pressure point in acupressure that may provide relief. Apply the pinching pressure for about 15-30 seconds.


13. Vitamin E

The intake of vitamin E improves blood circulation through the arteries. Thus, it prevents leg cramps at night.



14. Honey

To prevent the recurrence of cramps in the legs and feet, take 2 teaspoons of honey along with your meals.


15. Walking

The quickest way to get rid of leg cramps is as simple as walking. This is effective because walking stretches the muscles of the leg and helps provide relief to the cramping muscle.




16. Drink more water

Muscles cramps are often caused by dehydration, so if you're getting frequent cramps, drink more water.


17. Food to avoid

A way in which muscle cramps and spasms can be prevented is to avoid consuming excessive salt, spices, pickles, chilies, sour items, carbonated drinks, and junk food. Also, go to bed early. 


18. Stretching

You can perform an exercise to relieve a muscle spasm while you are in bed. Stretch your legs out, away from your body and then bend your toes toward your head. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Release, relax and then repeat until the muscle spasm has gone. The exercise stretches the calf muscle and can also be performed standing.


Remember

1.    In order to neutralize a muscle spasm in the leg, massage in a downward direction.
2.    Practice stretching exercises regularly to keep your muscles loose and flexible.
3.    Eat foods containing potassium such as bananas, potatoes, soya flour, bran and apricots.
4.    Increase your regular intake of electrolytes and mineral such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.
5.    Incorporate breaks in your daily routine and resting at regular intervals.
6.    To relax a muscle spasm, place a heat pack or an ice pack on the affected muscle.

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