It is unpleasant when you have to wake up at night because of an incomprehensible pulling pain in your legs. If you experience frequent pain or pain in the legs that lasts more than 3 days, you should visit the doctor, undergo a full examination, then treatment.
Why turns the legs
Most people do not pay attention to the discomfort in their legs, associating the feeling with a long walk, perhaps with physical exertion or with the change of weather. Men and women are unaware that the pain that stirs the legs at night indicates the presence of the disease that needs to be treated.
Causes of frequent pain in the legs can be caused by a serious illness. The pain can appear abruptly, become strong, and vice versa, light discomfort occurs, causing a slight discomfort in the upper thigh, knee, foot. Consider a number of ill that can provoke pain and discomfort in the legs:
- Lack of minerals in the body. Calcium strengthens bones, helps the development of muscle growth, gives elasticity to muscles. Magnesium helps to absorb calcium in the body. Potassium helps to improve muscle function, prevents swelling.
- Avitaminosis becomes the reason why it turns the legs.
- Often pregnant women complain of nagging pains or cramps in their legs. Adjusted diet, properly selected complex of vitamins and minerals copes with unpleasant sensations in the legs.
- Increase and change in the shape of the veins in the legs – varicose veins.
- Unpleasant hemorrhoid disease becomes the reason for pulling the leg.
- Varicose veins of the pelvis.
- Chronic intoxication of the body is a condition of the body when prolonged exposure to toxins occurs. It is considered a disease of a city dweller.
- When diabetes mellitus affects the work of human organs.
- Urolithiasis, inflammatory diseases of the kidneys.
- Flatfoot, is found in every second person. If there are nagging pains, cramps and swelling appear.
- Transferred injuries (fractures, severe bruises and blows, sprains) of the legs (or of one leg).
Healthy people have leg pain
Healthy people have the feeling that they “twist” their legs after a long walk, playing sports, and training in the gym. More often, pain appears in the gastrocnemius muscle. In this case, the sensation of pain in the legs is the same.
With a long stay of the body in the accepted static position, numbness of the legs can appear, while changing the position of the legs, the goosebumps run. When these pains appear, there is no need for treatment, you just need to give a little rest to your legs, the discomfort will pass.
Help with pulling pain in the legs
To determine why twists and pulls the leg hard. To establish the cause will need to undergo a full examination. Anxiety in the legs is caused by diseases, vascular disease of the legs, damage to the nerve endings of the spine, and a number of other diseases that cause discomfort in the legs. Treatment is prescribed by the doctor, after diagnosing the disease, which has a complication in the legs.
- Avitaminosis. When vitamin deficiency often pulls and twists the legs in the winter. In cold weather, the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables is reduced, and there is a lack of vitamins and minerals in the body. The difficulty is solved easily, the doctor prescribes tests, showing a lack of vitamins in the body. To restore balance, treatment with a vitamin-mineral complex is prescribed.
Having found out the reasons for which the legs twist and pull, they undergo a full treatment. Having cured the main disease, there will be aching pain in the legs. The disease should not be treated independently, without visiting the doctor, without undergoing a full examination. Before relieving pain in the legs, you need to know the cause of the pain.
Folk remedies for pain and heaviness in the legs
A simple remedy for relieving tension in the legs is to lay them higher. It is recommended to put your legs on a crowded roller or pillow, lie down for at least 15 minutes, it is better to go to bed, leaving your legs in an elevated position.
Coniferous baths will relieve feet from pain and heaviness. 100 grams of needles to steam a liter of boiling water, 30 minutes insist the broth in a water bath. After cooling, strain. Ready broth is added to warm baths for legs. The course of treatment is 10 days for 15-20 minutes.
Baths with nettles, coltsfoot and plantain will relieve feet from the feeling of heaviness and aching pain. Herbs are mixed 1: 1. Then take 4-5 tablespoons of the finished mixture, pour 3 liters of boiling water. Mixed herbs is better to pour in the morning, so that in the evening the decoction is infused. After the liquid is filtered and added to the baths.
Ice will help get rid of the unpleasant sensations of heaviness in the legs. Ice put in a small bag, wrap in a thin towel. Compress lay on a sore spot legs.
Warming compress Mix:
- 1 kilogram of salt (preferably sea salt, suitable for cooking);
- 1 tablespoon of bran (it is permissible to use wheat, rye, buckwheat, barley);
- 2 tablespoons dry mustard;
- 100-150 grams of water.
The mixture is obtained as porridge. Should not spread much, it is better to pour water in small portions. Ingredients mix well and warm to 50 degrees. The gruel should not be scalding hot, otherwise it is possible to get a burn of the leg. We mix the prepared mixture on the sore spot, cover it with a napkin on the top, roll it up with food film or a bag. To keep the heat longer, you will need to cover your leg with a warm scarf or towel. On the leg, the compress is kept warm. After foot wash, spread with a thick cream. After the procedure, do not overstrain the leg, do not overcool.
To relieve muscle pain in the legs, use a mixture of oils. The pharmacy will need to buy oils:
- aloe juice
The components mix 1: 1. A mixture of oils to rub into a sore spot on the leg two, three times a day. Then cover with a napkin, wrap with a woolen scarf for warming.
Use the treatment of folk remedies better after consulting a doctor. Even with herbs it is possible to harm the body.
A sport that helps to cope with pain
If in the evenings twists and pulls legs, pay attention to the sport. In everyday life, people spend more time at the desktop without moving. Sedentary lifestyle is not the best effect on human health. Appears overweight, a large load goes to his feet. Muscles of the body weaken, reduced performance, leading to problems in the back, causing pain in the legs.
In the water, a person will make the body’s muscles work, regardless of the swimming method, just walking in the pool will force most muscles to work. If you just lie down on the water, the reverse process occurs, the muscles relax completely, helping to get rid of pain in the legs. When performing exercises in water, the load on the joints of the legs is removed.
Exercises performed in water are not all able to perform on land. With excess weight, running is not recommended, there is an extremely large load on the joints of the legs, leading to pain. Training in the pool will strengthen the immune system, improve posture, normalize the blood supply to the body (including legs), relieve stress, and improve mood.
Popular direction in fitness. Yoga classes are the most appropriate sport for pain in the legs. Constantly attending classes will help to normalize breathing, when performing asanas (exercises), breathing is required. Yoga is able to strengthen the muscles of the legs, improve blood circulation in the lower limbs, improve the tone of the veins, the muscles will become flexible and elastic. Regular attendance of the class will help avoid stagnation of venous blood in the legs, preventing aching and pulling pain.
Performing movements in yoga occurs smoothly and rhythmically, the load increases gradually, reducing the possibility of getting pain in the legs after exercise. The absence of sharp movements in classes will help avoid injuries.
Try to move more, but do not overdo it, look for the measure in everything. If there is an opportunity and desire, get a dog. If there is a puppy at home, the person will have to go out twice a day, and this is movement and being in the fresh air, a sure step to health.