• ARRSE have partnered with Armadillo Merino to bring you an ARRSE exclusive, generous discount offer on their full price range.
    To keep you warm with the best of Merino gear, visit www.armadillomerino.co.uk and use the code: NEWARRSE40 at the checkout to get 40% off!
    This superb deal has been generously offered to us by Armadillo Merino and is valid until midnight on the the 28th of February.

really bad cramp.

#1
This might be a really bone question but is there anyway of preventing cramp and i dont just mean stretching off properly and plenty of salt because i do both.

recently ive been getting severe cramp not just in my legs but alll over its startin to get on my tits. driving from leeds to birmingham today we've had to stop the car plenty of times so i can limp up and down the road lookin like a cnut to get rid of it.


any ideas?
 
#2
Thought i had cramp in my left leg went to the docs because i couldn shake it. After the doc asked me loads of questions, next thing i was in peterboro hospital getting my leg scanned and diagnosed with a blood clot!!

now injecting my self with Tinzaparin 4 times a night - not nice, stomach looks like a heroin addict! and now taking warfarin

And all because i thought it was cramp i couldnt get rid of.

may be something worth asking the doc about
 
#4
12volts said:
Ask your doctor/MO for a potassium level test. Cramp is very indicative of low potassium. Eat bananas in the mean time.
...particularly because most people's diet is loaded with salt, and it's the balance between the two that's important. Raisins are a cheap source of pottasium. Calcium is also important in controlling muscle contractions - milk or natural yoghurt.

Having said all of that, if I point my toes hard I can pretty much cause cramp on demand - individual susceptibility.
 

Latest Threads