The most effective remedy for leg cramps is to perform stretching exercises that work the specific muscle that is constantly cramping and to be sure plenty of water is taken in each day, as stated by Mayo Clinic. If thes... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Legs may cramp at night for a variety of reasons, including too much exercise, sitting for a long time or sleeping in an awkward position, according to WebMD. Underlying conditions of night leg cramps include pregnancy, ... More »

Leg cramps are caused by a variety of conditions from dehydration and overexercising to alcohol abuse, diabetes and pregnancy, states Dr. Rodanthi Kitridou for Everyday Health. Parkinson's disease and certain medications... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The effectiveness of treatment for leg cramps depends on the underlying cause of the cramp, but most cramps respond well to self-treatment, notes WebMD. Many are also easy to prevent by drinking plenty of fluids and avoi... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The best remedy for leg cramps is a series of exercises and stretches and to stay hydrated. If a patient suffers from recurrent cramps, other measures may have to be taken to provide relief from the leg cramps, as stated... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Individuals can prevent muscle cramps by drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding alcohol, eating healthy foods and exercising, notes WebMD. Doctors also recommend that people take daily vitamin supplements and stretch their ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Severe leg cramps can be self-treated with stretching exercises and by eating foods that are high in calcium, magnesium and vitamins. People with leg cramps should drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and circulate blo... More » Health Pain & Symptoms