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How do you stretch inner thighs?( also posted in health)


DH keeps waking up with cramps,we tried hot cloths and massage

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RobinChristine

Asked by RobinChristine at 2:21 PM on Jun. 8, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • If he's waking up with cramps, There may be an electrolyte imbalance. The electrolytes are Potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium. Chances are there's enough sodium in his diet (99.9% of us get enough here in the US) but he can try potassium and magnesium supplements or find foods rich in them and making sure he gets enough calcium (less than we need as women but google how much he needs)
    The best stretch for I find personally is to sit up and put the bottom of my feet together so my legs are bent and lean over as far as I can go w/o hurting myself.
    Mom_2_cuties

    Answer by Mom_2_cuties at 3:50 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • Could also be dehydration. But one good inner thigh stretch is deep side lunges
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 4:48 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • He can also sit with his legs in front of him in a V and lean forward gently. I agree that he needs to add potassium. Probably by replacing processed foods with fresh foods he will be able to get enough potassium, which may make a big difference. Fresh foods, in general, have potassium, but here is a list of foods high in potassium.

    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 5:45 PM on Jun. 8, 2011


  • 1) Sit with your knees bent and the soles of your feet together 
    2) DO NOT bend forward... that shifts your pelvis and really stretches your back...
    .....Gently press the tops of the knees down toward the floor with your elbows. 
    3) Stop when a slight stretch is felt. If you are not getting enough of a stretch pull your heels in toward your pelvis.
    4) Hold for 15-20 seconds and repeat 3-5 times.

    Make sure he's getting enough potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium and iron. 
    Make sure he's well hydrated with WATER
    You can also try ice... it will interrupt the muscle spasm where heat will NOT.


    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 9:03 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • Here's another method... using a belt, large towel or a sheet...


    http://www.bodyinsight.com/knee-stretches-it.html

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 9:12 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • Lay on back with feet on floor-knees bent. Lift one leg straight up and then move to one side as fat as possible-picture your leg like a clock hand (with the clock vertical to the floor) moving clockwise if it is your right leg as far as it will go. Push gently on the inside of the leg with your hand to enhance the stretch. Rpeat with the other leg-wtih first leg knee bent foot on floor.
    confused969

    Answer by confused969 at 8:25 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

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