• Quinine for leg cramps and alternative options for leg cramps.

    Quinine for leg cramps | Alternative treatment options

    Leg cramps are defined as sudden, involuntary and painful muscle spasm, which usually affect calf, but may also affect foot or thigh (NICE, 2018). Leg cramps which happen at night (nocturnal leg cramps) are a common condition, with increased occurrence among the elderly population (ibid). This post summarises the use of quinine for leg cramps.  In summary, I will discuss the following:  causes and symptoms of leg cramps treatment recommendations for leg cramps – how leg cramps are treated in the NHS how to get quinine in the UK, effectiveness of quinine in the reduction of leg cramps quinine – possible side effects use of tonic water for leg cramps…