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What can i do for my son's leg cramps

it seems like almost everynit my 3 yr old is waking up with leg cramps when i rub his leg sometimes i feel a knot in them any ideas and they always happen at nit when he a sleep

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Asked by dasiey at 8:30 AM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • rub them...give him some bananas

    Answer by shay1130 at 8:38 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • When the muscle is cramping get is in a stretched position ASAP... once the pain releases you can then massage the area to break up the knot.

    Since your muscles work on a sodium-potassium pump system that uses calcium to facilitate the process you need to make sure he is getting enough of all 3 minerals... not just potassium!! Magnesium can also help I have been told, but I can't tell you scientifically why. GL - it stinks when your kids are hurting!!


    Answer by Crafty26 at 8:46 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • He should stand on his legs when he gets a cramp. It usually goes away imediately for me. Poor baby, ask the pediatrician for some advice.

    Answer by mamacita69930 at 8:47 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Take him to the doctor and find out what is causing his leg cramps. Then go with the recommended remedy.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:20 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • i had the same thing when i was small, and they are growing pains, and theres nothing that can be done.

    Answer by tonyalynn at 1:36 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • I used to have this problem with I was a kid too! I hated it. The only way they would go away once I was woke up by them was to get up and walk around and then rub the heck out of them.

    Answer by Peajewel at 2:11 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Maybe have him eat more bananas? That always helped me when I was a kid.

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 8:19 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

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