Leg and Back Pain... a home remedy for night time Leg Cramps and more.
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Try this home remedy for Leg and Back Pain...
This is a very odd home remedy for foot pain, back pain, pains where your toes or calves get cramps in the middle of the night...
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Many years ago, I had cramps in my calves and toes many nights. It hurt! I'd jump out of bed, middle of the night, to bounce up and down until the muscles calmed down -- or just sit there massaging them.
At some point, I read in the newspaper about this odd home remedy for foot pain (foot cramps). It was written by Dr. Peter Gott (who has newspapera columns)... and when I searched online for him, I found a forum with oodles of folks who were saying this odd method worked for them. I tried to find it today, and there is lots out there but the original forum I found must be buried (it's been years now).
Some had leg/foot cramps like me, others had back injuries, and on and on. A few said it didn't work... but I can only say this does work for me and lots of other folks. It's worth a try for you!
WHAT YOU DO: I started to put tiny bars of hotel soap in my bed, towards the bottom, under the sheets. You simply put soap bars between the mattress and the mattress pad or sheet. That's it... Pretty odd, right?
For some odd reason, you
can't use dove or deodorant soap, but most other soaps will do. I say hotel soaps as they are small and flat, but you can use whole bars too... whatever works for you.
OK, yes, it sounds totally weird, and Dr. Gott had no explanation on why this seems to help folks, but it did.
For ME, personally, I've had soap in the bottom of my bed for years now.... and no more foot cramps.
Before I did this, when I first got out of bed, my feet made little cracking noises as I walked down the hall... that doesn't happen any more either.
One more thing -- in 2009, I broke my right wrist in two places. At night, it ached a bit. One night, I thought of the soap... got out of bed, moved it from the bottom of the bed up to where my wrist was. I swear, in ten minutes, I had no ache.
My words from 2009: "OK, I'm losing my mind, I know... but honestly this morning, I can't believe how good it feels, my wrist bends more than it did yesterday too. No my wrist isn't 100% of what it was before the break, but that one night of sleeping on soap sure seemed to help it. The jury is out -- we'll see what happens this next week!" Today, my wrist (with no therapy after the cast came off) is just fine. No pain, no stiffness.Hey -- it's worth a try.
If it doesn't work as a home remedy for your foot pain, just use the soap. If it does, leave it there!