Six years ago we first heard about putting soap under the bottom sheet to prevent leg cramps. We thought it was ridiculous, but this remedy seemed to fit our motto: “might help, won’t hurt and is affordable.” We wrote about it in our syndicated newspaper column and the rest is history. Since then we have head from hundreds of people that soap is amazingly effective for relieving leg cramps and even restless leg syndrome (RLS).
Of course not everyone benefits, but that is true of medications too. As a matter of fact, there is no FDA-approved medicine for relieving leg cramps. Quinine used to be available over the counter for leg cramps but it has been banned for such use because of the potential to cause serious side effects.
Here is just the most recent post to this Web site about the benefits of soap:
I suffered horribly with leg cramps for years, and I was very young so I felt very depressed about my future with this issue. I was up almost every night, crying and rubbing the back of my legs (which didn’t help much because I couldn’t really dig in to the pain), and then one day my mom told me about the soap. She said she had heard about it from a lady at church who swore it worked and my mom was so desperate to relieve her leg pain she decided to give it a try – and it worked!
I thought my mom was crazy but decided to try it myself and IT CHANGED MY LIFE!!! I rarely have leg pain anymore and I make sure I have soap with me wherever I sleep (traveling, friend’s house, etc.). I told a friend at work about it and she too has had success with it. What do you have to lose??? Try it – it worked for me!!
Date: April 14, 2010