It has happened to all of us at least once in our lives in which we have suffered a cramp. Personally sometimes it happens to me in the ankle. And very rarely on the toes. Those aren’t the only places cramps show up. They can also be in the hands, abdomen, arms and fingers. When you get a cramp, the first thing you think about is how that cramp could have given you. And it’s simple that commonly happens when the muscles in that area have been in the same position for a long time.
It can also be when you use the muscle too much until it reaches the point where the cramp appears. That you have muscle tension or thanks to dehydration. And of course, obviously when someone gets a cramp, it starts to hurt. Even if it lasts for a very short time, it can be several seconds or even. It can last 5 or 30 minutes. If that happens to you, you obviously want the cramp to go away. And don’t worry, since obviously. In this article you will know the different ways (naturally medicinal or common medicine) in order to cure the cramp.
How to treat a cramp
- Stretching: When you have a cramp, it is good to start stretching the affected area. In this case, if you have a cramp in the calf or the (being the leg areas). It is better to sit or lie down. In order to stretch the affected muscles to the opposite side. You can also massage the muscles so that the pain is mild. Also, if you don’t want to have cramps again at night. Stretch your muscles before you sleep. But don’t be frantic.
- Pending with your medications: If you are consuming diuretic medications, beta-agonists and/or statins. Cramps will get worse, especially at night. So if you start to have problems with cramps after consuming those medications. It will be better for you to talk to a doctor, so that he can provide you with a solution.
- Sleep comfortably: It is not healthy to sleep in uncomfortable positions, since they strain the muscles and put them in uncomfortable positions. Which makes the cramps more frequent? In addition to that, the blankets are to cover you from the cold and be comfortable. So if you are sleeping with your blanket being tight. It makes the muscles of the feet are not pressed. Obviously what you should do is sleep in a comfortable position and from which your body does not get hurt. And that the sheets are not too tight.
- Do not wear comfortable shoes: When you go to buy shoes, it is best that they are one size larger than the one you have. Since when buying tight shoes, they do not allow the foot to have enough mobility AND are tense, obviously causing cramps in your feet. In addition, the socks do not have to be so small; they must have a good size for your foot.
- Stay hydrated: If you don’t know how to tell if you’ve been hydrated. You can see it in the color of your urine. Obviously the darkest, means that the person has not taken any water. Being very dangerous. But instead, urine that has a more transparent or lighter color. It means that the person is fine because he has been drinking water.
- Electrolyte Pending: Cramps have been starting to tie in with our calcium, magnesium, and potassium levels. This has not been fully confirmed. Therefore, several studies and more in-depth research are needed in order to reach a conclusion. Since this does not mean that you will completely stop having cramps. But, how often you had cramps. It will decrease too much to the point where it will be almost impossible to receive one. So go on a diet or eat more often foods or fruits that are rich in these minerals. It makes the cramps subside. Since if you have a low amount of these minerals. Maybe it would be the big reason why you started having cramps more often.
Don’t think that cramps mean something terrible. It’s like something normal, since the muscles are tense, and when you move them, they cause a cramp. And that is somewhat normal. It’s going to happen someday, either at the least expected moment it will give you a cramp. But don’t worry, since you know what the various causes of why you got cramps were and you know different ways in which you can treat a future cramp.