Irrespective of whether you are pregnant or not leg aches and leg cramps are common to most women. These conditions result from overused muscles, dehydration, or in some cases nutrient deficiency.
Keeping a good fluid intake and maintaining a healthy diet is essential to avoid such condition. When it comes to leg cramps magnesium-rich food works great in managing them. Such foods include spinach, eggs, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, almonds, etc.
Another way to manage leg aches and cramps are by soaking your legs in warm water with salt or using a hot water bag for relieving pain.
A gentle massage using warm natural oil also help to regulate blood flow and reduce the pain and cramps.
Lastly, support your legs with pillows while sleeping, giving them a slight elevation helps reduce the discomfort at night.
Try these easy tips and see what works the best for you to reduce those unwanted leg cramps and leg aches.
Note: Especially during pregnancy, never try getting up immediately when you are experiencing leg cramps as it increases the risk of a fall. Before getting up always try moving your ankle in a circulation motion to regulate the blood flow and reduce the leg cramps first.
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