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Calf cramps

MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
I suffered with calf cramps when lying in bed or when my legs were stretched out on the sofa.  Then I discovered that placing a pillow under my thighs and knees takes the pressure off my calves, so now - no calf cramps!  The pillow must not be placed lower down than the knees or the pressure will not be taken off the calves.


  • Mia_ScopeMia_Scope Member Posts: 32 Connected
    edited October 2017
    Hi @Matilda

    Good to know. I used to get awful night-time cramps, I'd wake up in agony and then wouldn't be able to walk the next day, so I know how horrible they can be. Haven't had them in a while - phew! Glad you have found something that helps - what a relief for you!

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  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,288 Pioneering
    I tend to get calf cramps though I believe that it is more likely nerve damage pretending to be cramp. I used to get more problems than now but when I had DLA backdated I used some of it to get an electric bed. I sleep with my legs slightly elevated and this has helped tremendously.

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