Dr Oz: Muscle Spasms & Magnesium Epsom Salt Bath

Dr Oz: Muscle Spasms & Cramps

Dr Oz did a segment on Muscle Spasms and Cramps.  Why do we suddenly start twitching sometimes?  And how do we know if it is serious or just a regular Muscle Spasm?  Plus, what are some Home Remedies for these cramps?  Doctor Oz covered all of these topics, along with his Assistant-Of-The-Day named Sharon.

Dr Oz: Muscle Spasm Causes

Dr Oz said that normally, nerves send stimuli to muscles to get us moving properly, but sometimes our nerves go haywire and cause spasms.  If Dr Oz Crampsnerves act normally, then the just gently stimulate your muscle, but if your nerves go crazy then they can start bombarding your muscles with signals.  Doctor Oz said that there are a couple of causes of Muscle Spasms – dehydration and low levels of calcium, magnesium or potassium are some of the more common causes.

Dr Oz: Where Muscle Spasms Commonly Occur

Dr Oz said that some of the more common places to get Muscle Spasms include in your back, the back of your lower legs, your thighs and your eyes.  In fact, your eyes have lots of muscles around them, and one of the first signs that you are tired is that your eyes can start to twitch.  Doctor Oz said that if you have Muscle Spasms for more than a week, then you should see your doctor because it could be a sign of a problem with your brain, nerves or hormones from your Thyroid Gland.  So even if you do not have continuous Muscle Spasms for a week, having them off and on for over a week should be enough to make you go to your doctor’s office.

Dr Oz: Magnesium Epsom Salt Bath

Dr Oz said that a great Muscle Spasm Home Remedy is to take an Epsom Salt Bath.  Add 2 cups of Epsom Salt to your warm water and soak in it for 15 minutes so that the magnesium in the Epsom Salt can get absorbed into your skin.  Another good Muscle Spasm Remedy for cramps in your calves is to face towards a wall, place both hands on the wall, and stretch out the back of your legs by pushing yourself towards the wall.


  1. Grace Barba says

    I have been taking hot epsom salt bath every other day for years. I put 3 cups of epsom salt, 2 cups of baking soda and 16 oz of hydrogen peroxide. I noticed that I’ve been getting painful cramps every time I happen to stretch that muscle. I never guessed what could be causing it until I stopped the baths. I thought that magnesium in the epsom salt is supposed to avoid cramps, but could it be the mixture? I haven’t tried eliminating the other two components. Please advise. Thank you.

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