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Leg Cramps at Night? Try These Homeopathic Solutions

Leg cramps are a very common condition characterized by a sudden, painful contraction of the leg muscles. In most cases, leg cramps appear in the calf muscles but can also occur in the thighs, feet, or toes. The affected muscle shortens and becomes tight during a cramp. Leg cramps are usually harmless and last from a few seconds to several minutes. Although leg cramps can happen anytime, they mostly tend to occur during the night. Homeopathic medicines for leg cramps help relax the muscles and offer relief. Cuprum Met, Magnesium Phos, and Rhus Tox are the top homeopathic remedies used to treat leg cramps.

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Homeopathic treatment of leg cramps.

Since the muscles of our limbs are under our voluntary control, they contract and relax alternately during movement. An involuntary contraction of such a muscle leads to its spasm which when is forcible and sustained becomes leg cramp.

Homeopathic Treatment of Leg Cramps

Homeopathic medicines for leg cramps work in a gentle and effective manner to alleviate the problem for long-term. These homeopathic remedies treat the root cause of leg cramps to bring about excellent recovery. There is a large therapeutic list of remedies to treat leg cramps in the homeopathic system of medicine. The most suitable homeopathic medicine among them is selected individually for every given case of leg cramps.

Homeopathic Remedies for Leg Cramps

Cuprum Met – Natural Medicine for Strong Cramps in Legs and Feet

Cuprum Met is a highly effective medicine for treating violent cramps in the legs and the feet. Pain in calf muscles of drawing or digging in nature may appear. The cramps and muscle contractions can be very severe. The feet may feel icy cold, along with sweating. Some other features include weakness and twitching in the legs.

Magnesium Phos – Natural Remedy for leg ramps appearing after exertion

Magnesium Phos is natural medicine for treating leg cramps appearing from exertion. The cramps appear in the calves and feet and may get worse during the night in bed. Magnesium Phos is highly useful for runner’s cramps or leg cramps in athletes. Acute leg cramps in the elderly are also treated well with this remedy. Apart from the above, Magnesium Phos is also well-indicated for leg cramps during pregnancy.

Rhus Tox – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Leg Cramps Relieved by Walking

Rhus Tox offers a natural cure for leg cramps that get better by walking. People who need Rhus Tox have cramps in the calves while lying in bed and while sitting, or after walking. In cases needing Rhus Tox, a midnight aggravation of cramps is also well-noted. Cramps in the feet that get better by walking also indicate the need for homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox.

Calcarea Carb – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Leg Cramps at Night

Calcarea Carb is a natural medicine for leg cramps that appear during the night. The leg gets tightened with a hard knot in the calf muscles. Cramps may appear in the thigh, calves of legs, or the sole of the feet or toes. Extending the legs also leads to leg cramps.

Anacardium Orientale – Homeopathic Medicine for Cramps in Legs due to Walking

Anacardium is a natural homeopathic preparation made from the layer between the shell and kernel of the nut of a plant named Malacca Bean or Marking Nut. This plant belongs to the natural order Anacardiaceae. Anacardium Orientale is well indicated for cramps in the leg that appear upon walking. Lying down makes the cramps better. Apart from the above, Anacardium Orientale is also helpful for leg cramps that appear on rising from a seat. Tensive pain in the calves of the legs with sleeplessness also indicates the need for this medicine.

Causticum – Homeopathic Remedy for Leg Cramps in the Morning

Causticum is an effective homeopathic medicine for leg cramps that appear in the morning while in bed. Severe tearing and drawing pains are felt in the leg. Causticum is also indicated for cramps in the foot and Tendo-Achilles, especially upon stretching the foot. A tearing, beating, or boring pain in the lower leg and feet with every movement may also be present with the above features.

Sulphur – Natural Homeopathic Treatment for Leg Cramps from Stretching Legs or Feet

Homeopathic medicine Sulphur is indicated for leg cramps arising upon stretching the legs or feet. The cramps may appear in the legs, feet or toes. Cramps in the calves while dancing or when walking is also indicative of its use. A burning sensation in the soles of feet is present in most cases of leg cramps.

Ferrum Met – Natural Treatment for Leg Cramps at Night

Ferrum Met is another homeopathic medicine used to treat leg cramps at night when at rest. A painful, drawing pain appears in the legs. Cramps in the toes also appear with painful contractions. A person may also have a tendency to get easily fatigued by walking.

Causes of Leg Cramps

Leg cramps can arise from a variety of reasons. The major reasons behind leg cramps include intense exercise involving the overuse of the leg muscles, fatigue, dehydration, mineral deficiencies, electrolyte imbalance, and prolonged sitting/standing. Use of certain medications (osteoporosis drugs like raloxifene, medications used to lower B.P.) also put a person at risk to get leg cramps. Athletes, elderly people, and pregnant women are at increased risk to get leg cramps. Apart from all these, there are some diseases in which muscle cramps are a symptom. These diseases include multiple sclerosis, motor neuron problems, chronic kidney failure, Addison’s disease, hypothyroidism, sarcoidosis, liver cirrhosis, peripheral artery disease, and venous insufficiency. However, in many cases of leg cramps, there is no particular reason for leg cramps.

Symptoms of Leg Cramps

The major symptom of leg cramps is intense, excruciating pain in the leg. The affected muscle also feels harder to touch. The person is unable to use the leg while the muscle is actively cramping. Once the cramp passes, the muscle relaxes but pain and tenderness in the leg may persist for a while.

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  1. Hi I came across this site following a google search for homeopathic treatment for chronic foot cramps and nerve fasciculation syndrome. Two decades later, 12 neurologists, Botox injections in feet, and sooo many other treatments and the condition is worsening. I am not sure if this site is in Australia or where but this page lists a number of things to treat foot or leg cramps. It mentions the ingredient. Wondering what products would be available with those. Struggling to find a homeopathic person to consult with t make sense of it and find treatment to take to try something different.

  2. JD Farkas says:

    Hi Dr Sharma
    I am taking Caffea Cruda to help me sleep. It is working well! Can I also take a remedy for night leg cramps? With much thanks. JD

  3. Hello sir, how are you?
    I feel icy cold hand and feet all the time but when touch its on normal temperature. Icy cold feeling in hand and feet all time since 7 years. Also legs cramps many times during day and more in night. Please suggest homoeopathic remedy.

  4. Mrs Thirumala Devi says:

    I suffer from severe right leg cramps between 4-5 am early morning almost every day. Of late it has become almost every day . Earlier it used to be once in a while. My sleep gets disturbed and I wake up with severe cramps mainly on right leg calf muscles with severe pain . It subsides when I stand up and put pressure on legs , within a minute. Kindly suggest suitable remedy.
    Mrs Thirumala Devi

    • Ahamad saifi says:

      Hello ,i m 52 yrs old hvng severe feet cramp at night almost every day I can’t sleep …plz help

  5. I.F.Agarwal says:

    Sir, I am 80 years of age Borderline Diabetic and get severe cramps in my Legs , Toes and soul of the feet. This is more in winter or condemnation at night. Please help

  6. Imran feroz says:

    Sir I am 50 and diabetic from last ten year I suffer from crams in my foot asapicially after meal
    Please advice some medicine

  7. Nissar Ahmad Shinwari says:

    Dear Sir,
    There is a patient suffering from pain during night couldn’t sleep well when it becomes hot.


  9. Wendy Smith says:

    I have a friend whose life is living with severe muscle cramps in both legs and hands. He has tried everything and nothing is working. He is 77 years old, read everything he can find on the web tried all the suggestions even the weird ones, but to no avail.
    I suggested homeopathy, so he’s willing to give it a go. I am a covert and even if it’s the placebo effect(although I doubt it is) it works for me every time.
    What remedy would you suggest he start with ?
    Thank you for your time

  10. Viswanathan says:

    Doctor, i use to get cramps in legs during sleeping in night when i happen to stretch my legs accidently for last few years[ 10y], not diabetic or hypertensive , 68 years old and now it is coming frequently…Which medicine is suitable for me.

    • Jack Lambert says:

      Hello, I’m a 69-year old male, I’m very active and walk about 25-30 miles each week. In the past I might get a cramp in my leg calf muscle occaisionaly during the night, this has gotten worse and now I experience severe cramping in one or both legs every night, sometimes multiple times. I also can get a cramp sitting in a chair in the evening. I’ve also noticed cramping in my fingers and back sometimes. I’ve tried drinking plenty of water, with and without added electrolytes, Magnesium Glycinate, 2,000 mg daily, stretching exercises, with no positive results. Most recently I’ve tried pickle juice and apple cider vinegar and found that both provide near immediate relief, but not long lasting. What do you think is the probable cause of my cramps? Should I drink pickle juice? What other homeopathic treatments should I try?

  11. Sudipta Chakraborti says:

    Dear sir, I 37 years male from west Bengal. For last 16 years I am having ankylosing spondylitis. Because of that my spinal cord and hip joints, mostly left hip joint stiff and have limited mobility. I was able to manage by disease using homeopathy and Ayurveda but last month when coming down the stairs I fell down. Slowly I developed symptoms like my both legs having cramps, numbness. Drawing stiffness, heaviness from theigh to feet. I don’t have any swelling . From outside everything looks okay but from inside both legs becoming heavy, stiff and cramps . I have to use my hands to move legs up and down. At night and during raining symptoms worsens. Please help me regarding this problem. Thank you.

  12. Madhusudhan Tumma says:

    I am using casticam 200 for leg cramps. SBL A.T. FOR NURVES, BONES, MUSCLES , LEG CRAMPS ?

  13. Jenny Dolan says:

    My brother is 61 had a stroke and a heart attack. He’s recovering well except for sleep, he cannot sleep because he’s legs hurt so badly. He describes it as ants crawling all over them. Please help

  14. Patsy Murphy says:

    My leg cramps are due to renal failure. I am not on dialysis yet but will be by the end of this year. Can you give me tips to help allege the cramps at night?
    Thank you,


  15. Nurun Nahar Begum says:

    Respected Dr. Sharma,

    My father Abdul Mannan Choudhury is 97 years old, inShAllah will be 98 in December 4. He has no diabetes, have minimum pressure problem, can take his bath, food, medicine. read paper, prayer, good memory etc. I mean, Alhamdulillah he is fine according to his age. He has got legs cramps particularly at night. He suffers from it quite sometimes. He feel better when he walk, but due to age can not walk much. He has constipation quite often specially when eat meat and polao. Could you please advise medicine for leg cramps ? and for constipation.


      Hello ,i m 65 yrs old hvng severe feet cramp which rises to my thigh n thn subsides …i get it in d night while slerpin ..i also hv puffed feeling under my feet …plz help

  16. Girish Bhandari says:

    Respected Dr Sharma,
    I am 50 yrs old facing problem in my both legs Palpitating pain in calves it go more painfull in night and if I drive car for long time ie 2hrs and more I get savior pain and badly cramps tightened muscle in both of my legs, it also happen when I go for Walk in park after ten minutes its difficult for me to walk in fast speed.
    Requested your goodself to pl suggest me Homopathic medicine for my problem

  17. Finlay Cedar says:

    Been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2015, and I was a woman of 50. They put me on Rebif which I took until 2017 and was switched to Copaxone. I had two relapses on Rebif, none so far on Copaxone. I do notice my balance was getting worse, and my memory, as well as erectile dysfunction and spasms’ had no choice to sick for other solution and I was introduce to totalcureherbsfoundation c om which I purchase the MS herbal formula from the foundation, the herbal supplement has effectively get rid of my multiple sclerosis and reversed all symptoms. 

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