Simple solutions to common leg & foot problems
Published 08/12/2015 | 00:00
Do you get restless legs, cramps, or have sweaty feet? Sometimes it's a simple solution that can help solve our health problem.
Restless legs are very common, it's annoying and irritating. Some people say that it feels like ants crawling up their legs, or their legs are simply restless and uneasy. Others call it leg thrashing because they throw their legs all over the place in an effort to get relief. Low magnesium levels is the most common cause and can be helped by taking a magnesium supplement as well as increasing magnesium rich foods in your diet.
Restless legs can also be associated with low iron levels and B vitamins deficiency. Floradix Liquid Iron would provide you with both of these nutrients.
Many people suffer with leg cramps especially at night time. They can be extremely painful and you may experience multiple cramps that keep you awake. You could be deficient in Magnesium and a supplement may help relieve the problem. Magnesium oil is another option, this can be massaged onto your legs and feet before you go to bed. It's absorbed well into the skin using it this way.
Cold feet can be a sign of low thyroid function, deficiency of essential fats in the diet, or a sign that your circulation is sluggish. Eat plenty of oily fish, nuts and seeds or take a good supplement to improve the levels of good quality essential fats.
I talked about Buckwheat in the past to help with chilblains; it's a natural source of rutin which is great for circulation. You can take Rutin in supplement if you find it easier that way. Herbal teas that contain ginger or cayenne pepper can warm the body and improve circulation. A herb called Gota Kola is particularly good for lower leg circulation and would also be worth a try.
Sweaty feet can be a problem all year round. Some of you are hot, no matter what the season! The herb Sage helps to regulate the body's temperature. It's commonly used to help with the menopause to relieve hot flushes and night sweats so people are surprised when I recommend Sage-Menosan for sweaty feet. I have had good feedback when this product was used.
I hope that these tips help you get some relief.