Too many people live day-to-day with painful leg cramps. Almost everyone will experience one in their lifetime, but for some it is a daily struggle.
Medications, therapy, and braces can all drain your bank account and half the time they don't even work.
Leg cramps are involuntary contractions of the muscles, usually in the back of your lower leg, or the front and back of your thigh. In most cases, sufferers experience sharp pain followed by swelling. Some cramps last a few seconds, while others can last minutes.
Dehydration and poor circulation are the leading causes of leg cramps, outside of overuse from exercise.
Luckily, there are ways to treat your leg cramps with household items you probably already have lying around!
Taking 1tsp of yellow mustard to treat your cramps within minutes. Mustard contains acetic acid, which promotes the production of acetylcholine in the body. This sends a message to the brain telling the muscles to work, which will relieve pain and soreness from cramps.
Leg cramps can be caused by a calcium or potassium deficiency, which molasses has a lot of. Using molasses as a remedy can also help prevent future cramps as well. Add one tablespoon of molasses to a glass of warm milk and drink the mixture. You should have relief within minutes.
Continue reading to see what other household items can help with leg cramps!