Reduce Night Leg Cramps, leg cramp treatment
Say goodbye to leg cramps in the night
Leg cramps are a very common complaint, especially in middle–aged and older people. They often occur at night or when a person is resting and can be extremely painful. This can lead to disturbed sleep with wakeful nights.
The most commonly affected muscles are those at the back of the calves but both the foot and the thigh muscles may also be involved. Usually it is only one foot or calf which is affected at a time. The cramp may last only a minute or two but the muscle may be tender for a few days afterwards.
Why am I affected by leg cramps?
There can be many reasons for cramps but one common cause is that the muscle does not receive enough blood. This could be because of diseased arteries or when excessive heat or exercise has caused sweating and salt is depleted from the body. Excessive alcohol can also sometimes cause cramps.
You can treat your cramps naturally without drugs
It now seems that the best way to treat cramps is without drugs. For many years quinine was prescribed but it is not usually advised these days because of the possibility of side effects.
Magnesium is often recommended as some medications, and especially diuretics, diabetes medication, some anti-inflammatory medication and statins deplete the body of certain minerals. Stretching and massaging the affected muscle can be most effective once a cramp occurs.
Aircycle helps relieve Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Sufferers of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) are often elderly and suffer from arthritis or similar conditions that make it very difficult to exercise, it is a lack of exercise that puts this group at risk for RLS.
Gentle exercise, including cycling and walking, and strength training are recommended for the alleviation of Restless Leg Syndrome. The Aircycle can address all of the symptoms of RLS with its gentle motion and ability to help users to strengthen leg muscles.
The Aircycle will help you to sleep the night undisturbed
Stretching the calf muscle during the day, for even just a few minutes and especially before going to bed, may stop cramps occurring. If you can work the calf muscle enough to increase the blood flow to the muscle, there is a good chance you will sleep the night undisturbed.
One easy way to stretch the calf muscles and to boost circulation is by using an Aircycle exerciser while sitting reading, watching TV or having coffee. Many people have had success in reducing their cramps with this simple-to-use exerciser.
The Aircycle really does work!
A woman phoned one day to say she had had her Aircycle only two days and had had two nights’ undisturbed sleep! Surprisingly, within five minutes of that call, an email came through from a person who suffered from restless legs saying exactly the same thing. “I’ve had my Aircycle only two days and had two good nights’ sleep without being woken with restless legs!”
A Rangiora woman reported having her Aircycle for seven weeks and not being disturbed once. Previously she’d been up several times every night with cramps.
What is the Aircycle and how will it help me?
The Aircycle is a soft, inflatable, circulation booster which helps to reduce swollen ankles, joint pain and stiffness and strengthen leg muscles to help improve balance and mobility.
It is useful for those with arthritis and diabetes, convalescent patients, office workers and travellers – anyone who sits for long periods and requires gentle exercise and increased circulation.
It is now available in many pharmacies or buy online today!