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Jim Palenscar


From:
Oceanside, Calif, USA
Post Posted 21 Oct 2017 7:18 am     Reply with quote

I have occasional leg cramps on my left (pedal) leg as well and frequently end up playing w/o using the pedals for a bit. At night when I sometimes get them I rub soap on the bottom of my foot and w/in 5 minutes no more cramp.
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Chris Templeton


From:
The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 21 Oct 2017 4:52 pm     Reply with quote

I've had those leg cramps from time to time, but what also bothered me was what they call "restless leg syndrome", or as I call it,"leg twitching", so I researched on the the web and found that dehydration can trigger it.
I try to stay hydrated and haven't felt a peep in over ten years.
If that kind of thing happens again, I'll try the mustard.
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Joe Rouse


From:
San Antonio, Texas
Post Posted 22 Oct 2017 2:53 am     Leg Cramps Reply with quote

Like Sonny wrote, I've had severe leg cramps for well over 20 years and looked high and low for a remedy. Mustard, plain old mustard and it works like Sonny said, instantly. I have a friend in Lufkin, Texas that I told about the mustard cure and he laughed at me at first and now even has his wife using mustard for her hand cramps.
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David Mason


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Cambridge, MD, USA
Post Posted 22 Oct 2017 7:40 pm     Reply with quote

My inner... little screamy thing (the one that screams at me innards) is telling me that a "mustard deficiency" is not, actually, some massive, under-diagnosed sneaky herby kind of thing -

A Nation in Crisis, Cause Baby I was BORN this way...(?)...(!)

Rather, that the mustard is, if done right, a shocking, harsh "taste treat" that loosens up some mucus which then also somehow greases your muscles? Or even, perhaps, reaches down to a primevil fight-or-flight response, as in, "Get me AWAY from this lunatic with the mustard already!" Umm, does this work better the more zippy the mustard? Or the bigger the spoonful, the quicker the cramp removal? Shocked Because otherwise, this is really weird.

Like, how hiccups are caused and cured? They're caused by too much oxygen in proportion to carbon dioxide in your blood, so the fastest non-gimmick cure is to just exhale, then HOLD IT OUT... longer, longer (might wanna sit down, I sure do). Every once in a while you even need to "starve" your oxygen for a couple of breaths. But that's IT, and all the elaborate stuff, jumping up stairs while holding your breath, or telling someone to scare you, etc. are just doing the same thing in a roundabout, more entertaining way. Smile I'll bet you could try snorting a couple big ol' PILES of dry mustard powder, that would certainly... well by the time you got sorted back out from that, cramps would probably be pretty low on your list of problems. Or even better, mix it 50/50 with cayenne pepper, and lots of it! That'll surely cure almost everything, Go Get'm Champ! Or at least it ought to cure you, do let us know, plz? Very Happy I'll even buy you the razor blade if b0b will pay for the emergency room.
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Jim Palenscar


From:
Oceanside, Calif, USA
Post Posted 22 Oct 2017 8:18 pm     Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure it's not a mustard deficiency David however there may be something in mustard preps that affects ionic intracellular transport as tons of things do that. I've rationalized that as why soap on the bottoms of feet works too (it really does!)- sodium hydroxide being a common component of most soaps and sodium and potassium are quite involved in active transport in cellular function. Using the same logic salt water should work (not sure if it does or doesn't) but perhaps there is something in soap that aids in getting it absorbed?
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 23 Oct 2017 3:23 am     Reply with quote

Interesting solution, Jim.

Pickle juice was being touted for cramps during the Tour de France. Maybe it works the same way.
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Joe Rouse


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San Antonio, Texas
Post Posted 23 Oct 2017 7:32 am     Leg Cramps Reply with quote

I would suggest that those who do not believe in the use of mustard for leg cramps to try it and then come back and let the members hear if it worked or not. The proof is in the pudding, oops excuse me, the mustard and the results of taking a big spoonful, swallow it and chase it with a beverage of your choice and reply to the Forum. Thank you David for your interest in the article.
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Sonny Jenkins


From:
New Braunfels, Tx. 78130
Post Posted 23 Oct 2017 8:04 am     Reply with quote

Being a person who has an intense NEED for knowing "how" or "why" something works,,,I have to say,,,when someone has the kind of leg cramps we're talking about,,,and you take the spoonful of mustard,,,you really just don't give a s**t how!!!,,,,just,,"now it don't hurt no more". Like Joe says,,,just try it,,,then go back to bed and go to sleep.
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Chris Walke


From:
St Charles, IL
Post Posted 23 Oct 2017 11:06 am     Reply with quote

I try to eat a banana each day and stay hydrated. When I fall out of that habit, leg cramps tend to come back.
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Bill McKillop


From:
Glasgow, Scotland
Post Posted 23 Oct 2017 3:54 pm     Leg cramps Reply with quote

Do you take Statins? They're known to cause cramps. I agree tha water is a great cure.
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David Mason


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Cambridge, MD, USA
Post Posted 23 Oct 2017 6:40 pm     Reply with quote

I quit drinking (alcohol) too far back to matter, but large quantaties of "juice" definitely does the fritzies on your water-retention gene too (skipping a few steps). Maybe we could draft a researcher? Like Saturday night drink a case of beer and a fifth of whisky, then get up early Sunday and stomp your "A" pedal for four hours.
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Jim Palenscar


From:
Oceanside, Calif, USA
Post Posted 8 Nov 2017 7:41 am     Reply with quote

Here is an interesting read.
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Lee Baucum


From:
McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post Posted 8 Nov 2017 9:25 am     Reply with quote

Jim Palenscar wrote:
Here is an interesting read.


I ran across that one, too.
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Freddie Wooton


From:
London, ky
Post Posted 11 Nov 2017 8:41 pm     Reply with quote

I have to go along with Tommy Alexander. Since I discovered Hylands Leg Cramp pills I don't have a problem with cramps in my legs or hands.
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Tiny Olson


From:
Tribes Hill, NY, Mohawk River Valley, USA
Post Posted 12 Nov 2017 6:58 am     Reply with quote

I have to say Thank You to Sonny Jenkins on this one...!!!

I don't get leg cramps every night but when I do, they're really bad. I especially get them when I've spent the day on the front deck of my bass boat, standing with one foot on the deck and one on the trolling motor pedal while fishing. My boat has a recessed well for the TM pedal which makes it much more comfortable. I drink plenty of water while out on the boat and eat a banana afterwards,,, but the leg cramps may still come that evening.

The mustard has worked just like Sonny said... every time and very quickly. I don't know why either, but I don't care 'cause it works.

Thanks again Sonny..!!

Chris "Tiny" O.
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Ken Lang


From:
Simi Valley, Ca
Post Posted 12 Nov 2017 9:28 pm     Reply with quote

I would get leg cramps till I could hardly stand them. Then they really started hurting. I began to get hand cramps too, when I touched something cold. The thing called leg cramps from Walmart really helped. Then I had a liver transplant. No cramps afterward. Never had a one. While I do not recommend having a transplant, try the pills. Take them before you have a problem. They helped me.
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