Home treatment for nighttime leg cramps includes stretching and massaging the affected muscle, having a warm shower, using a heating pad or applying a cold pack atop a cloth placed on the skin, says WebMD. Acetaminophen,... More »

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An individual may get leg cramps at night due to various reasons, including improper sitting, muscle over-exertion, dehydration, flat feet and neuromuscular disorders, according to Cleveland Clinic. Other possible reason... More »

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Common drugs that physicians prescribe for night-time leg cramps include: vitamin E; the muscle relaxant carisoprodol; and verapamil, a calcium blocking agent. Potential alternative treatments include blue cohosh and hor... More »

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Stretching or massaging the calf muscle may ease nocturnal leg cramps, as can applying warm water or a heating pad to the area, states WebMD. Placing an ice pack on the leg, taking an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory p... More »

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One method for relieving leg cramps is gentle stretching of the affected muscle, according to WebMD. If the cramp occurs in the calf or hamstring, putting weight on the leg and bending the knee can help, while pulling th... More »

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Sudden muscle cramps can be treated by massaging the area of discomfort, applying a heating pad to the cramp, stretching the affected muscle if possible and soaking the muscle in warm water, according to MedicineNet. Exe... More »

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To relieve nighttime leg cramps, sit down, straighten the affected leg and bend the foot up toward the knee, according to WebMD. Placing a towel under the ball of the foot and gently pulling it toward you while keeping t... More »

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