Cramps in the legs - a common occurrence in people of allage groups. Under convulsions understood involuntary muscle contraction, which is accompanied by a feeling of pain. They may be weak and strong. Severe attacks can cause loss of consciousness and acute muscle spasm. Reasons for the occurrence of seizures are many, ranging from malnutrition and fatigue to serious abnormalities, life-threatening. Basically legs reduces due to a lack of magnesium in the body, which depends on the level of a balanced diet. Hypomagnesemia accompanied by memory impairment, increased anxiety, pain in the heart and in the abdomen, the deterioration of the condition of nails and hair, tooth decay and painful menstruation in women. The presence of these symptoms can be concluded that the legs reduces due to magnesium deficiency.
In most cases, it reduces calf (gastrocnemius muscle), toes and foot. Let us examine the cause of the seizures of the lower limb:
- lack of potassium, calcium and magnesium;
- thyroid disease;
- CRF (chronic renal failure);
- lack of B vitamins, especially B6;
- low blood glucose;
- High estrogen levels;
- overload of the lower limbs (excessive jogging, soccer, swimming);
- impaired blood flow in heart failure and diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- low back pain;
- thrombophlebitis, varicose veins;
- lack of sleep and constant stress;
- brain tumor;
At night often reduces the legs due to awkward postures, excessive in the body of caffeine and nicotine.
Why driving legs in pregnancy
Probably, every pregnant woman facesthe problem of lower limb spasms. Lack of magnesium, potassium, calcium, B vitamins contributes to the appearance of seizures in pregnant women. These drawbacks are provoked by malnutrition, disruption of the parathyroid glands (the first trimester), the active growth of the fetus (second trimester), the action of diuretics (after pregnancy). Low levels of blood glucose, the inferior vena cava syndrome, and chronic venous insufficiency of equally approximate appearance leg cramps. Seizures can cause eclampsia - a serious disease with very high blood pressure, pose a threat to life of the mother and fetus.
Why reduces the legs of the child
Kids night cramps - it is not uncommon,especially in a period of growth. Children driving feet when they are long, or in the same or in an awkward position. A major reason for children's seizures is hypothermia, such cases are very common in the winter. Lack of magnesium, calcium and potassium affects convulsions, regardless of age. Flatfoot serves another important cause of leg cramps during childhood. Remove the feeling of pain will help children's ointment from sprains and analgesic effect.
What to do when driving feet
Coping with leg cramps can help the therapist(Pediatrician), neurologist, endocrinologist or phlebologist. For successful treatment it is necessary to determine the cause of seizures and, if necessary, change your lifestyle for the better. Particular attention should be paid to nutrition, moderate exercise, a foot massage with a warming ointment, relaxing baths. We'll have to stop smoking and uncomfortable shoes and start to use multivitamin and mineral complexes.
During an attack of convulsions gastrocnemius needpull a sock over, try to look like. To improve blood flow and make a gentle massage prick (pinch) muscle spasm. After the attack should lie with raised legs to the blood flowing better.