is a sudden, sharp pain, usually in your calf muscles or feet.
It is most common at nights in the last three months. It occurs
more often in hot weather and after physical activity when
the muscles are tired. Wearing high heels, which tend to shorten
the calf muscles can also be a factor.It usually helps if
you pull your toes hard up towards your ankle or rub the muscle
hard and gently massage it for a while.
gentle feet exercise is helpful to avoid cramps.
- To improve
circulation, do ankle and leg movements 10 times each in
clockwise and anti-clockwise directions.
- Also do not
exert yourself too much by standing or walking too long.
- Avoid wearing
- In hot weather,
an increase in salt and calcium intake from foods like milk,
leafy green vegetables, carrots, oranges etc, may help prevent
your intake of potassium from food sources like banana,
vegetables, milk, whole grain, fish and meat.