Treatment For Cramps
Leg and foot cramps are a common problem. They are pains caused by the muscles in these areas tightening and spasming.
What Causes Cramps?
Cramps can be caused by a variety of things, although sometimes the cause is unknown. Some common causes include exercise placing too much strain on muscles, aging, pregnancy, dehydration and certain types of medication.
How Do You Know It’s a Cramp?
When a muscle cramps, you will feel a sudden sharp and intense pain in that area. This can last anywhere from a few seconds to ten minutes. Cramps occur most commonly in the calf muscles. Once the cramp is over, the muscle may also be tender for up to 24 hours.
How to Combat Cramps
Although it probably won’t fully prevent cramps, carrying out regular calf stretches can help to reduce calf cramps.
When experiencing a cramp, stretching the muscle and massaging it can help to relieve pain.
Cramp Solutions from Tower Health
We have a range of different solutions to help prevent and treat cramps. As cramps can be linked to poor circulation, our offerings include products to help improve circulation.
The Comfy Socks from Tower Health are compression socks that go up to just below the knee and aid circulation in the lower legs. They are also copper bonded for additional performance. By improving circulation in the legs they can also help to prevent cramps.
Leg Raising Comfort and Circulation Wedge
If you suffer from cramps in your legs or feet, this special inflatable cushion can provide comfort, as well as improving your overall circulation. The ergonomic design is specially conceived for the feet and legs.
NEMS & TENS Machine Veino Plus VI
This electrical therapy device is applied to the calf muscles and is designed to relieve pain experienced in the legs. This classified medical device also boosts circulation and reduce the likeliness of developing deep vein thrombosis. The device is easy to use and the treatment can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.
Circulation Maxx for Circulation Problems
This is another one of our products for circulation. Also a classified medical device, this product also uses electrical stimulation therapy, but this time through the soles of your feet. It helps to alleviate aches and pains and combats the circulation issues that can lead to cramps.
Our Luxis shock-absorbing insoles are luxury insoles that provide ultimate comfort when walking. They also help to improve your posture and redistribute your weight. They are perfect for sensitive feet, for example if your foot muscles are feeling tender as a result of cramps. The high quality materials they are made from mean that they shape to your feet for the perfect fit.
Would you like some more information about which products would be best for you or how our medical devices work? Then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team – we will be happy to help. Call 0800 953 1666 or use our live online chat today for friendly and professional advice.