The Dreaded Charlie Horse

The Dreaded Charlie Horse

Nocturnal Leg Cramps

Leg cramps are sudden, involuntary, intense muscle pain in the calves, feet, or thighs. A nocturnal leg cramp is a tight, knotted feeling in the legs that occurs during the night that will get yo’ ass outta bed so fast and violent, if anything gets in the way, the end result will not be pretty. [Sources: 2, 8]

Nightly leg cramps are more common in people 40 and older, and in pregnant women. They can occur at any age, but they are more common in older adults. The monthly or weekly frequency of leg cramps depends on the person. [Sources: 0, 8] I was getting them up to 7 times a night.

The causes of nocturnal cramps in many people are unknown by the mainstream medical establishment. They believe dehydration, electrolyte and mineral imbalances, muscle fatigue, and decreased peripheral blood flow are possible factors. According to a 2012 study by the American Family Physician, about 60 percent of adults say they suffer from leg cramps at night. According to the American Medical Association, nocturnal leg cramps affect about 60 percent of adults. [Sources: 0, 7, 9]. And we believe we have discovered the real causes and the solution to nocturnal leg cramps. And that is Oxygen.

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We’ve all experienced leg cramps at one point or another, but they seem to be more common in the over-50s, according to a 2017 study by BMC Family Practice. A painful leg cramp usually affects the calves and feet, but can also affect the joints. [Sources: 7].

Nightly dormant leg cramps, which are sudden, involuntary, painful contractions of the calf and small foot muscles, are more common in older people [1-4]. A 2002 review of the issue identified a number of significant knowledge gaps at the time, including uncertainty about the safety and effectiveness of quinine, the lack of alternative medicines, and the lack of evidence for physical approaches to preventing convulsions. [Sources: 10]. And they will never admit that we have a solution.

Progress in nocturnal or dormant leg spasms (sustained involuntary and painful contractions of the muscles usually affect the calf muscles or small muscles of the foot) has been hindered by a lack of consensus and a clear definition of the disease. The definition used in the most recent International Classification of Sleep Disorders (2014) may be helpful in the future, but it has not yet been adopted [6]. Although nightly leg cramps can be caused by risk factors, experts do not know the exact cause of nightly leg cramps. [Sources: 2, 10]. However, MountainTop Alternatives believes we have a definite cause and solution.

Leg cramps at night, nocturnal leg cramps, or charlie-horses, are common and can occur due to daytime inactivity; this is why it is important to walk. Leg cramps, also known as Charlie horses, are uncontrolled spasms of the leg muscles that are unbelievably painful. They occur in the calf muscles, but can also occur in the thighs and feet. [Sources: 6]

If you have one of the following conditions, it is possible that your leg cramps are the result of these conditions. Leg cramps can happen to you for any reason, but at other times they can be a sign or symptom of a health condition.

Pain treatment for these convulsions is no possible and prevention methods can reduce the frequency. Using Spasm-Free can practically end them for good.

About 60% of adults have leg cramps at night, as do about 40% of children and adolescents. Benign or idiopathic leg cramps in older, healthy adults are the most common nocturnal symptom. Although it is short-lived and usually affects the calf, foot, or thigh muscles, it can cause painful recurrent symptoms and lead to secondary insomnia. [Sources: 4, 8],

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If you are concerned that you may have a serious medical condition, do not hesitate to immediately contact your doctor to report your symptoms, including leg cramps. [Sources: 8]

Nightly leg cramps and Restless leg syndrome tends to happen at night when resting, but it does not always cause severe pain. Waking up from sleep due to painful leg cramps can be a harrowing experience. These spasms can be troublesome, and awareness of when and how to intervene can alleviate them and prevent them from recurring. [Sources: 4, 8]

Electromyographic studies indicate that leg spasms originate in the lower back, where motor neurons are hyperactive and there is a high frequency of involuntary nerve discharges. 4 Some scientists suspect that our civilized lifestyle no longer requires repeated squatting and stretching of leg tendons and muscles. 5 Others suggest that the nightly lying position of the foot and plantar flexure of the calf muscle fibers shortens uninhibited nerve stimulation and leads to cramps.6 Movement research suggests that muscle fatigue is a primary cause of leg spasms. Studies on endurance athletes have shown that excessively intense training is associated with leg cramps, but the mechanism for this effect remains unclear. [Sources: 5]

Here is what the world says: “Some have suggested that nightly leg cramps may be due to a severe mineral deficiency, but the evidence is limited. The idea that regular intake of mineral supplements can relieve leg cramps has proved false. Due to the high prevalence of patients with neurological disorders such as Parkinsonism, nerve dysfunction or damage is thought to cause leg cramps. [Sources: 1, 5]” And we believe we have discovered the cause and solution. 1 tsp in a cup of hot water, and you will sleep like a baby with no cramps.

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Here is another false claim. Notice how the truth is insinuated in the beginning, then rejected, “Mineral deficiency can cause nightly leg cramps, but there is limited evidence that this is true. Studies suggest that the intake of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B-12 will not relieve the nighttime cramps in the legs in most people. The general medical opinion is that these cramps are caused by muscle fatigue. [Sources: 1, 6]”

Causes and Risk Factors.

The following sections cover possible causes of leg cramps at night and risk factors that increase the likelihood that a person will experience them at night. [Sources: 6]

And then the mainstream medical community lies again. It is almost as if they are too prideful to say they don’t know. “According to a review of nightly leg cramps, available research suggests muscle fatigue is the main cause. Dr. Garrison’s own research shows that nightly leg cramps are more common in summer than in winter.” [Sources: 6, 7]

Whether true or not, it is believed the incidence of nightly leg cramps tends to peak in mid-July and mid-January. Shee-it, they need to come to my house. Mine cramps were year-round.

Here is another out-n-out made-up lie. “Research has also shown that people who spend a lot of time standing during the day are more likely to develop leg cramps than those who sit down. It’s important to understand that these spasms are caused by nerve problems, not muscle disorders, Dr. Garrisons says.” [Sources: 7]

Notice the same names pop up.

Sources:

[0]: https://bpac.org.nz/bpj/2012/december/legcramps.aspx

[1]: https://centralorthopedicgroup.com/nocturnal-leg-cramps-what-you-should-know/

[2]: https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/leg-cramps

[3]: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/372582

[4]: https://www.uspharmacist.com/article/management-of-nocturnally-occurring-benign-idiopathic-leg-cramps

[5]: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0815/p350.html

[6]: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326327

[7]: https://www.prevention.com/health/a20515838/what-causes-leg-cramps-at-night/

[8]: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14170-leg-cramps

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