Leg & Foot Cramps

Any of us who spend much time on our feet are often plagued with leg and/or foot cramps.

Some say you need magnesium, some say calcium, you’re dehydrated, and others say it’s an imbalance.

Imbalance is right!  I’m not able to balance very well when a cramp grabs my foot and curls my toes pointing to the heavens! 

Isn’t that called an imbalance?

It doesn’t matter if it’s homemade soap or the “detergent in a bar” that’s called soap.

Except Dial soap.

For some reason, this one does not work.

Carrying slivers or the hotel sized bars of soap in pants or jacket pockets has been known to help people who have cramps in the daytime.

The standard rule of thumb is to put a bar of soap under your fitted sheet near your feet.  My method is to just toss it in around my legs in the bed.  If I feel a cramp wanting to take over my sanity and all rational thinking I just move the bar of soap closer to the cramp devil.

If I put the soap under the sheet at the bottom of the bed, I usually find it has fallen over the edge when I need it.   No help there!  For the longest time, I could not keep soap in the bed, and for the life of me, could not figure out where it was going. 

The little white furry kid had a stash under the bed. 

Maybe he was having paw cramps?


I know, you are rolling your eyes, and you probably thinking I am some kind of a nut job! 

No doubt!  This sounds more than bizarre!  Over the top!

You’re right.  There is absolutely nothing to scientifically back this up.

For “your’s truly”, this works for both muscle and tendon cramps.  The tendon cramps are a little slower leaving but it works!

If you have leg/foot cramps, this is an inexpensive experiment.  If it doesn’t work, go back to your old methods of hopping around, running hot water over your leg, or screaming while you beat on your spouse.  Better still, I hope you don’t have leg or foot cramps!



July 2018
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