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Whats good things to do for leg cramps to go away?

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
STRETCH!!!: Stretch and hold with a towel or splint, water and time. If you have a companion get them to massage your legs where the cramp is. Hydration isKey. Drink water before bed and throughout the day. Also, can be caused by a lack of electrolytes most commonly potassium and calcium. Eat a banana after dinner or some watermelon (fantastic potassium sources). Also calcium supplement.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Many: can try potassium or magnesium. stretching. need to get to the source. is it vascular,related to electrolytes or non specific cause?

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