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Q. I have horrible hand cramps, even when I am not gripping anything. Is there a home remedy I can try?

A. Many readers have found that soap is helpful against muscle cramps. Some keep a bar under the bottom sheet for leg cramps. One person wrote us: “A few days ago the fingers in both hands cramped up. I thought of the soap and held it in my hands. The cramps went away like magic.”

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  1. James
    Sierra Leone

    My right hand is cramping continously

  2. khensani
    south africa

    I have cramps in my legs and hands during the day. Sometimes my hands just get shaky without doing anything. I am realy looking forward to some tips.

  3. patty

    Just found this site. I am having hand cramps and became worried that I’ll someday not be able to participate in my many hobbies. I don’t have much faith in doctors or the pharmaceutical companies but am confident I’ll find a natural cure here. thanks

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  5. Pat

    I was having severe hand and foot cramps. Went online for a remedy I loved your site!! I heard about mustard but not soap. I’ll be sure to try it.
    Thanks People’s Pharmacy

  6. cliff
    abbotsford bc can

    No comments right now, except that I’ve just gone through a siege of cramps. I am 86 and I’m a type 2 diabetic, on about 80 to 90 units of insulin per day. I had low blood sugar today and I wonder if that exacerbated the cramps. I was on Furosemide but I have gone off that as of now. I hear it causes cramps by loss of electrolytes. Am curious if there are fellow sufferers. Darn condition, I’d say!

  7. Maryannabella

    Cramps go away easily if you put your foot on the cold floor. You can get hand cramps to go away by moving your fingers, and trying not to make them cramp again. Taking and eating healthy foods can make some of your cramps go away. Follow these steps and most of your cramps can go away.

  8. Jennifer

    My husband driving long time had to pull over asap a nice lady in a church had helped out a spoon full of mustard. Within 30 sec all better so now we carry mustard packages MB works for hands

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