It’s great to have you around Yuppee! The term idiopathic means no known causative reason. Known means a certainty or fact. Medical science has a scatter gun approach to causes of leg cramps from medication to disease which I don’t need to go into at this point. Yes all leg cramps do have a cause and I’m pointing out one the medical society has missed or ignored. The points you made in your statement don’t hold water in a lot of cases such as women in heels. Many women wear sensible shoes in later years and in later years is when women suffer the most from leg cramps so there goes your shoe theory. My devise will not be effective in shoes that allow little toe movement but they will be in open toe sandals not flip flops.
Have you ever asked a patient what their toes do during a leg cramp? Why is it common for nocturnal leg cramps to occur during our deepest sleep times such as around 3am? These things you don’t know but I do.
This all started with my own hamstring cramps which were not sciatica, my hamstring muscle would literally go into an “S” shape and the pain could last for days. I myself was in excellent health at the time and I’m not the only one who was in this shape and suffered hamstring cramps.
Why do pregnant women suffer leg cramps only during pregnancy? I’m sure you will give me the same threadbare reason so many hear.
It all comes down to nerve outputs and the brains processing of information from our bodies sensors and the muscles themselves. Three of those sensors are our big, second and third toe, when they are held in line during sleep then that gives the signal our footing is stable. Our three toes work on a subconscious level which is why when the get pushed out of line during sleep they can bring on a leg cramp to correct our footing or stance.
One of the roots for idiopathic leg cramps is muscle tendons. During growing spurts children often get “growing pains” this is due to changing muscles, tendons and the brains ability to reprogram muscle movement to accommodate the change. This can cause muscle strain and cramping. I don’t have enough research with children regarding my straps to come to any conclusions.
Pregnant women have a constant changing of their center of gravity which then again creates muscle strain and cramping. There again I don’t have enough research with pregnant women regarding my strap to come to any conclusions.
Older individuals have the problem of shrinking tendons, this is the root of leg cramps in older people. The older we get the harder it is to reprogram our muscle movement to accommodate the change. Nerve inputs and outputs also change to give information our bodies are showing.
The muscle tendons of our toes change and that information sent to the brain is where the problem lies. Our toes can pull up or down which sets off a chain reaction to increase muscle tension in our legs and as a result a cramp is formed.
You are also dead wrong with the statement "NEITHER will be helped by “aligning” the toes. I can prove it if you are open minded enough to try it but I would be surprised if you gave it a fair trial.
With hamstring cramps our second toe want to go up or our third toe wants to go down. With calf cramps our second toe want to go down or our big toe wants to go up. My strap prevents that movement and therefor prevents nocturnal leg cramps in a vast majority of people.
I hope to hear back from you soon.