Cramps are not always caused by calcium deficiency

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 Cramps are not always caused by calcium deficiency


When the temperature drops, the blood vessels of our limbs muscles, especially the calf muscles, will contract in order to reduce the heat loss. Therefore, the blood flow through this area will slow down, the oxygen supply is insufficient, and the accumulation of metabolic waste is too much, which is easy to cause calf muscle spasm. For example, if you dont warm up enough before swimming, you can immediately go to a low temperature swimming pool, if you dont keep your hands and feet warm enough in winter, you can blow air conditioner or electric fan to blow your feet in summer, and you cant cover your bed well at night. So people who often have cramps should pay attention to keep their hands and feet warm.

Local long-term compression when the local muscle is in a certain position for a long time, if the pressure is too long, the blood circulation of the lower limbs will be blocked, the metabolic capacity will be poor, and the lactic acid metabolites in the muscle will accumulate, and muscle spasm will also occur. This situation is especially common in obesity, pregnant women, the elderly and other people.

Arteriosclerosis obliterans of lower extremities often have leg cramps, so we should be aware of the possibility of vascular diseases, especially in the elderly. When the lower extremity vascular sclerosis, the lumen will become narrower, resulting in local blood supply insufficiency, poor blood circulation, tissue hypoxia and accumulation of metabolites, which will make limb end cramps, pain and other discomfort due to ischemia. When the peripheral organs are not treated in time, it will cause serious consequences of gangrene.

Keep these three things in mind to reduce cramps

Scientific calcium supplement and pay attention to a healthy diet. In addition to proper supplement of calcium tablets containing vitamin D, food and sunshine, we should also pay attention to the intake of a certain amount of fresh vegetables, fruits and nuts every day.

Scientific and moderate exercise, first of all, before the activity to fully warm up, do not wear too tight clothes or shoes, in order to avoid muscle sudden hypoxia, resulting in lactic acid and other metabolites accumulation, resulting in cramps. Secondly, the process of exercise should be gradual, not sudden violent exercise, easy to strain muscles and tendons. It is suggested that you can drink some sports drinks before or during the interval of exercise to supplement the water and electrolytes lost in the body.

It is very important to keep warm and keep warm of limbs to maintain good blood circulation. Blood flow unobstructed, in order to transport nutrients and oxygen to our muscle cells, in order to transport the metabolic waste produced, thereby preventing the occurrence of cramps. Therefore, attention should be paid to the heat preservation of legs and feet, such as wearing trousers and socks, avoiding air conditioning or electric fan blowing feet for a long time. Also want to do muscle stretching exercise, often massage easy to cramp parts, promote local blood circulation. For the lower limb thrombosis friends should pay attention to, should comply with the doctors advice, can not massage at will, in order to avoid adverse consequences.

Try to do this to quickly relieve the legs hamstring

When muscle spasm attack, should immediately take the way of stretching to relieve the spasm, scientific massage quickly relieve.

The lower leg and toe cramps often occur in the lower leg and toe. If the cramp occurs, the following operations can be carried out immediately: sit on the ground, bend the knee for about 90 degrees, hold the forefoot or the big toe of the cramped foot with both hands and pull it to the direction of your body, lasting for about 20 seconds, repeat 2-3 times, and increase the number of times according to the relief of muscle spasm. Thigh cramp can make the thigh and the body into a right angle and bend the knee joint, and then hold the lower leg with both hands, force it to stick on the thigh and do tremor action, and then straighten forward, so repeatedly can relieve symptoms. What needs to be reminded is that although there are many reasons for cramps, they can also be prevented and treated. However, if cramps occur frequently in a short period of time, you should go to the hospital for examination and treatment in time to strive for early detection, early diagnosis and early treatment. Source: Wu Yanli, editor in charge of Beijing Youth Daily_ NBJS6202

The lower leg and toe cramps often occur in the lower leg and toe. If the cramp occurs, the following operations can be carried out immediately: sit on the ground, bend the knee for about 90 degrees, hold the forefoot or the big toe of the cramped foot with both hands and pull it to the direction of your body, lasting for about 20 seconds, repeat 2-3 times, and increase the number of times according to the relief of muscle spasm.

What needs to be reminded is that although there are many reasons for cramps, they can also be prevented and treated. However, if cramps occur frequently in a short period of time, you should go to the hospital for examination and treatment in time to strive for early detection, early diagnosis and early treatment.