Leg Cramps at Night

A quick question before we start – who loves leg cramps? Ladies and gentlemen, that’s easy to answer – nobody. Today, we’re going to talk about leg cramps, why they occur at night and how to prevent them. So, give us 5 minutes of your time and we’ll explain how this process works. Let’s begin.

The nocturnal leg cramps are cramps that occur at night, while you sleep. This can be very stressful and annoying, because the cramps usually last a few minutes and the muscle soreness may remain until the morning. According to the experts, these cramps usually occur due to inactivity and people over 50 are most “vulnerable” to this problem.

Nocturnal Leg Cramps vs. Restless Leg Syndrome

  • NLC prevent movement, RLS will make you move your legs.
  • NLC – you need to stretch, RLS – moving the leg will provide an instant relief.
  • NLC cause pain and cramping, RLS don’t.

Nocturnal Leg Cramps – Most Common Risk Factors:

  • Working on concrete floor.
  • Standing all day.
  • Sitting all day.

Medical Conditions That Can Cause Nocturnal Leg Cramps:

  • Parkinson’s.
  • Alcoholism.
  • Flat feet.
  • Diabetes.
  • Dehydration.
  • Neuromuscular disorder.

 

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