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Date: 07/11/12 07:30 AM

30 Responses to And I Thought *My* Leg Cramps Were Bad!

  1. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 7:06 am
    Link: And I Thought *My* Leg Cramps Were Bad! - `Painful` doesn`t begin to describe this. I`m half-expecting an alien to emerge from that calf.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 7:37 am
    Hold that man`s leg straight and get him some salts to restore his electrolyte balance, for goodness sake!
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    thirrteen Male 40-49
    230 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 7:45 am
    Somebody slap that B1tch for laughing...
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 7:49 am
    Usually these are caused by dehydration. I always get them in the middle of the night and wake up screaming. I don`t know how he, with a cramp that strong, kept it together so well. Even when I do get them awake the best I can do is keep it down to a low growl/groan. I`ve broken my collarbone, my leg two times and with multiple fractures each time, and ripped my ACL completely in two. The pain after knee surgery is the only thing on par with the pain these cramps cause. At least the cramps pass after a minute or two.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36690 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 8:03 am

    PinkRhoid - Geez Dude! You`re under 30 and had more injuries the Evel Knievel. You might wanna take it slower!

    But yes, dehydration is a factor. My hubby gets them at night also and wakes up hollerin`. Also, a banana a day helps. They`re loaded with potasium which is good for severe cramps.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 8:05 am
    Yeah, my leg does that from time to time too. Hurts like holy hell.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Bananas are good, and so are these. You can stow a sachet or two in your bergen in case you need `em whilst out hillwalking (bagging haggises, or whatever), and they`ll keep for ages.


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    Zagger Male 30-39
    108 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 8:17 am
    @Gerry1of1: "Also, a banana a day helps. They`re loaded with potasium which is good for severe cramps."

    From reading a lot of your other posts here on IAB, I assume the bananas are to be taking anally? ;)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36690 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 8:18 am

    MacGuffin makes me think, if a guy suffers from severe cramps, who better to turn to for advice on alleviating cramps than a woman!!! I never thought to ask my female neighbors to help my hubby with this problem. Now I will!

    Thanks MacGuffin! Who knew you`d actually be useful!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36690 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 8:19 am

    LOL @ Zagger - well, it would make you forget the cramp!
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 8:23 am
    I`m having horrible flashbacks about that link with the chocolate-covered bananas the other day now.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 8:57 am
    OK listen up pips
    If you are cramping hold the muscle under running warm water for a relief and drink tall glass of isotonic isotonic drink like `Pocari Sweat` or better still coconut water.

    Reasons for cramps:
    - vitamin D deficiency. Easy way to fix this is to sit in the morning Sun bare back without sun block for 20 min. If you don`t have sunny days the lots of green leafy veggies or a supplement
    - Calcium deficiency: consume small tub of natural yoghurt a day. If you think you are eating enough calcium then may be the absorption is the issues. Body has difficulty assimilating Calcium without appropriat amounts of Magnesium
    & Pottasiam. Take supplements daily till you stop cramping.
    :-)
  13. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 9:30 am
    who better to turn to for advice on alleviating cramps than a woman!!!

    Yeah, menstrual cramps are caused by an entirely different physiological process to leg cramps though, chicken.

    Don`t take Dioralyte for your period, girls: you`ll only end up feeling ill if you don`t actually have an electrolyte imbalance.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 9:32 am
    Been there. Sucks. :/
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 9:45 am
    Was anyone weirded out that the woman was laughing? That looked excruciating...
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    anjetea Female 18-29
    17 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 10:24 am
    Massage Therapist here. To stop a cramp (usually), activate the cramping muscle`s "antagonist" muscle. For calf cramps, place your hands over the top of your foot and press your foot into your hands. I`ve also heard that potassium deficiency causes cramps, so it wouldn`t hurt to eat a banana.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4911 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    Just eat a banana and punch that muscle, or just stand up, put the plant of your foot well sticked on the floor and incline your body forward.


    I`ve got lot of cramps like that as a swimmer.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    @PinkRhoid and others with night cramps or RLS

    You won`t believe this until you try it, my wife scoffed at first but now swears by it and many testimonials back it up. Put a bar of soap, any kind, under your bottom sheet near your legs. That`s all, your cramps will go away. My wife used to get leg cramps 2-3 times a week, she`s had one cramp in nearly 2 years since trying it.

    People`s Pharmacy
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    Oh my God! Stop it! STOP IT ALREADY!!!
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    Holy drat! I have no sound, I`m assuming he is screaming like motherf*cker.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    Damn I hate it when this happens, but that`s insane!
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    Nurse Sutra? I havez a leg cramp. How `bout a massage and some coconut water? ~eye twinkle~
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm
    Jeezuz, I was expecting an alien to pop outa there any second.
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    sandpirate Male 18-29
    18 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 2:32 am
    uhh... if your muscles start tweeking like they`re gonna rip out of your body, that is probably a good time to stop recording and head to the hospital..also it kinda looks like he actually completely severed a muscle. groty
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 4:56 am
    @Thirrteen: Like you, I was impressed by how little empathy the woman making the video exhibits. When someone you care about is groaning and grimacing in pain, giggling like that is *not* a normal reaction.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 5:00 am
    @Chalket: That is utterly ridiculous. Also, based on my experiment last night, it appears to work.

    ~scratches head~
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 10:07 am
    Squrlz, it truly is a weird thing to see. She`s probably freaked out, and that`s just her reaction to it. It seems to me that he also has some nervous laughter at about 1:20.
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
    273 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    ooooooouch. i had one similar to that a few years ago. woke up screaming. charlie horses suck.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    I had no idea something like that could happen; hope I never experience that. I`d have been helping to stretch the calf (at least I`d offer) but that`s just me maybe.
  30. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    @Atrayu4u: You make some good points, especially about how the guy seems a little amused by it at one point. It makes me wonder if maybe they`d both been drinking. I`ve had leg cramps that didn`t look as bad as this one where I was literally seeing stars and colors because of the pain.

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