Cramp In The Limbs

Sources: Papers On Health

The treatment of this is to apply cold cloths to

the roots of the nerves which govern the affected limb or limbs. For

the legs, the cold is applied to the lower spine; for the arms or

hands, it is applied to the upper part. The limbs affected should also

be rubbed briskly with the hands, or a rough towel. Often the

irritating heat causing the cramp is in but a small part of the spine,

and the whole body is cold, or at least too chilly to make the cold

cloths a pleasant cure. In such a case FOMENTATION (see) of the feet

and legs will supply sufficient heat to make the cure by cold pleasant

and safe.