Vascular Disease causes night cramps
I suffered unknowingly (Peripheral Artery Disease) A Vascular Disease
Vascular Disease causes night cramps: No one is going to convince me any different, and if you are reading this I take a guess that you are suffering those horrendous Night Cramps in your legs, feet, and toes too and for me sometimes cramps in my hands.
That’s not to say that you have (Peripheral Artery Disease) there are other causes of cramping in the legs and feet.
Something else I want to say before I go on did you know that Vascular Disease is not just associated to your heart. Blockages in the arteries such as Cholesterol, affects your circulation. That is throughout your body, yes right down to the toes on your feet and finger tips on your hands.
Night Cramps Legs Feet
Back to those cramps or whats that funny name Horse Cramps no Charley Horse leg Cramps.
You know the pattern, you go to bed a lovely warm bed and you relax or start reading a good book. You may even have gone to sleep. Slowly there’s a kind of mild tightening.
Now mine always started in my big toe, this feeling that creeps,twinges,spasms right over the top of your foot and if you’re real unlucky right up your calf muscle.
Vascular Disease Causes Night Cramps
I can’t remember when my nocturnal cramps started I do remember that over a period of years. They became an every night event. As you do I visited many websites for causes, I often saw these words (can be associated to a medical condition.) Well that wasn’t my problem! Or was it.
As far as I knew at the time I didn’t have the illnesses stated on most websites Read Here ….
I could not exercise due to chronic pain and decreasing mobility, lack of exercise can cause night cramps.
Though I do know I didn’t drink enough water and still don’t! you do really need to drink a good amount of water approximately 2 litres per day or 8-8 ounce glasses a day. Though having said water you can drink other fluids.
Help Ease Night Cramps
Most often advised is to try and stretch out the cramp which sounds an easy answer, however not being so young and supple one can’t always drop to the floor for these muscle stretches. Not always achievable with agonizing cramp of the calf muscle of the leg. I could ease sometimes a foot cramp by pulling my toes back.
There are many suggested natural cures for leg cramps at night and three products helped me.
Liquid Magnesium I rubbed madly and as best I could massaged from toes and up my leg.
A Magnesium Powder Supplement this a powerful supplement for the muscles to aid relaxation, in fact I found I relaxed more in general and slept better.
Tonic Water which contains Quinine. I found this extremely effective I took a glass to bed, sipped when I felt a cramp coming on. It worked very quickly for me. Some of the medical profession are against Quinine check with your doctor to be safe. While Quinine can be dangerous for some it has not been banned by the FDA
Peripheral Artery Disease
I never asked my Doctor about these night cramps, even though I was there often with Chronic pain and losing my mobility
If you follow my link and scroll through you will see that I was suffering Peripheral Artery Disease
Support Group pad
I belong to a Peripheral Arterial- Vascular Disease group on Facebook. This is a lovely friendly private group full of personal and helpful information and support. Peripheral Arterial- Vascular Disease Support Group On Facebook
On the 5th July 2017 I had Aortic Bifemoral Bypass Surgery I have never had those horrible night cramps since.