In my posts of October 24 and 26, 2011, I went into concise detail on the causes of and treatments for leg cramps. Since that time, I have had zero leg cramps. Until last night. . . . .
Let’s set the stage. It was Friday. I took the day off. To play in a 2 day golf tournament (my team won). It was 90+ degrees. 100% humidity. I poured sweat. And drank bottle after bottle of water. At the turn, when I normally make a pit stop, there was no reason to stop. I just went on to the 10th tee. And teed off. More water. And I continued to pour sweat. We had dinner. More water (no cabernet). And when I got home, I was tired. I went up. Got in bed and started reading. That’s when it happened. The biceps femoris (the muscle behind my right knee) began cramping. Ow ow ow ow. I rubbed. Drank some water. And Donna sped off for some V-8 juice (potassium/sodium). And she gave me two more things not mentioned in the earlier posts.
Donna had read that magnesium can help stop muscle cramps. So I popped a magnesium pill (Metagenics Mag Glycinate – 200 mg). And she had bought a Health & Wisdom magnesium gel with aloe vera. And she brought some ice. Within 10 minutes, the cramp was history. I went back to reading. And slept like a baby. Maybe it was the Dove bar that I tossed under the sheet . . . . *
*Ya gotta read 10/26/11 for context