Are you suffering with leg cramps?

They can sometimes be quite painful and make you experience some level of discomfort. It is always best to consult your medical doctor if you are experiencing leg cramps and are unsure of its cause.

Here are some possible reasons and suggestions on how to find relief for leg cramps.

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Poor circulation

Poor circulation of blood is probably the most common reason as to why many people may experience leg cramps. It is often experienced by pregnant women usually during the second or third trimester of pregnancy.

Consider gently massaging the leg muscle to help relieve cramping. Simple leg/ foot exercises before going to bed and before getting out of bed in the morning can help improve your circulation and prevent cramping. For example, you could flex your toes.

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Remember to discuss with your doctor what suitable exercises can be done if you are pregnant.

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