Midnight foot cramps may not be calcium deficiency
Cramps are medically called spontaneous forced contractions of muscles.
I believe that many friends have experienced leg cramps, and even woke up in the middle of the night. After a day or two, the legs and feet are still painful.
So, what can cause leg cramps?
Cold stimuli from the outside world, such as when exercising outdoors in winter, did not perform sufficient preparation activities; there may also be no heating in the south at night in winter, the room temperature is relatively low, and the quilt is thin or careless when you fall asleep at nightThe legs are exposed outside the quilt; the temperature of the swimming pool is relatively low in summer, etc. These external cold stimuli will cause cramps.
Excessive exercise or overworked exercise such as long-distance travel, mountain climbing or continued walking, when the vibrating muscles have not been sufficiently relaxed, and the lactic acid substance in the body has accumulated, thereby causing calf fatigue, reaching a certain level will lead toThe occurrence of paralysis and fracture of the lower leg; combined with excessive sweating, the body is not continuously supplemented with salt, which will affect the normal blood circulation of the leg muscles and cause blockage.
Calcium deficiency in the body Calcium has a very important role in the human body, especially in the process of muscle contraction. Too little calcium ion will affect muscle contraction and cause calf paralysis.
Calf cramps due to calcium deficiency are more common in the growth and development of adolescents.
In addition, middle-aged and elderly women also suffer from leg cramps due to calcium deficiency. Middle-aged and elderly women will cause a decrease in estrogen levels due to their own physiological conditions, which may easily lead to osteoporosis. Therefore, the level of calcium in the body is too low, Can easily cause cramps in the calf or toe area.
Incorrect sleeping position, such as when the quilt is pressed on the foot when supine, or the foot is supported on the bed when prone, so that the muscles of the inclined leg cannot be relaxed. Until then, the calf muscles will be tense and paralyzed.
In addition, putting your feet in the cold in the winter also has a chance to cause cramps.
Other conditions such as malnutrition, lumbar disc herniation, and bone hyperplasia can cause paralysis.
The doctor recommends that when a person is in a sitting position with a cramp, you can straighten the leg that will cramp, bend your upper body forward, and then hold your forefoot with both hands.