How can I treat leg cramps in pregnancy?

Water and exercise. Leg cramps are common in pregnancy. Drink plenty of water to keep the muscle tissue hydrated. Exercise and stretch to keep muscles loose. Calcium supplementation daily. Potassium in fruits like bananas. A good massage may not prevent the cramps but it feels great. Put your partner to work.
Calcium, water. Taking calcium (and sometimes magnesium) before bed may help the charlie-horse type leg cramps that wake pregnant women up screaming at night. Also, you should make sure that you drink enough water during the day to stay well hydrated. Massaging and stretching the calf when you get the cramp may help. If you have pain, redness and swelling in one leg only, call your doctor right away.

Related Questions

What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? Can I avoid it?

Electrolytes. Electrolytes are not a form of illumination, rather they are ions such as sodium, potassium, etc that circulate in your blood stream that if are not in correct balance can cause leg cramps in pregnancy. Make sure you are eating potassium rich foods like bananas. I hope I was able to shed some "lyte" on this problem.

All test are negative why am I still having pregnancy symptoms all except morning sickness and leg cramps, its been 2 1/2 weeks took test 24 and neg.

Health Class. Your symptoms do not in any way represent pregnancy. You have tested 24 times? Perhaps you should take a few minutes to learn that true early pregnancy is ASYMPTOMATIC until the fetus is big enough to make HCG and have a placenta. That means 'early' signs are not pregnancy but something else, usually. Leg cramping, a sign of the last weeks of pregnancy is not early pregnancy. Ever.

I'm 8 month pregnant and am having bad upper leg cramps. Real bad when relaxing. Sometimes can't even walk. Why? (2nd pregnancy)

Not enough calcium. Leg cramps can sometimes be due to not enough calcium, magnesium or potassium. Get 3-4 servings a day of milk or cheese or yogurt, and if you aren't getting that much take calcium supplements 500 mg once or twice a day. Oranges and bananas have potassium so eat them once a day. And check with your doctor!

2 week missed periods, and white discharge from the vagina, leg cramps, and fast heart beat. What could be the reason? Pregnancy?

Don’t guess. Take a test.  they are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection.
Pregnancy? Yes you could be pregnant. Advise you obtain a home pregnancy test kit that tests your urine for pregnancy. If positive then contact your doctor for care.