Elderly massage diet clever to night leg cramps
Older people are prone to calcium deficiency.
The calf cramps of the elderly at night are generally caused by a decrease in the concentration of calcium ions in the serum, resulting in increased excitability of nerves and muscles.
Cold, long-lasting lower limbs bent or suddenly stretched after sleeping can often cause calf cramps.
Experts remind these elderly friends to take the following methods to deal with cramps at night: 1.
Use the thumb or forefinger’s fingertips to force the hole in the person until the acupoint has a sore feeling.
Immediately after the occurrence of cramps, get out of bed and walk around, and endure the pain with the forefoot of the affected foot.
Use your thumb and forefinger to press the heel double and force it up and down.
Sit up immediately, straighten your legs, and then use your hands to force your foot toward your instep.
Prevention of calf cramps in the elderly, in daily life, if you can pay attention to diet conditioning, you will also receive good results.
Add some vinegar or a few plums to the cooked dish, the soup, and promote the dissolution of calcium in the food. It is also easy for the body to absorb.
In the daily diet, eat more soy products, milk, shrimp skin, sesame paste, kelp and other calcium-rich foods, drink a cup of milk before going to bed can also have a significant effect on the calcium supplement in the elderly.
Calcium gluconate, calcium lactate and other calcium agents can be taken under the guidance of a doctor if necessary.
In general, physical exercise should be strengthened, and calf muscle massage should be carried out every day to promote local blood circulation.
In the cold season, pay special attention to keep your lower limbs warm while sleeping. Do not stretch your legs too fast and too fast when you wake up.