Leg pain refers to the pain that can occur in knees, foot and other parts of the legs. It can be caused by various factors like any accidental injury or the damage of any leg nerve. The pain in the leg region interferes with the normal functioning of the body.

Causes of Leg Pain
The various causes of the leg pain are:
  • Ligament or muscle strain
  • General body weakness
  • Over exertion
  • Long standing hours
  • Arthritis
Home Remedies for Leg Pain

Steam baths and massage once a week are beneficial leg pain treatment.

Take 10 grams of camphor and 200 grams of mustard oil. Mix in a glass bottle and keep the bottle in the sun till the camphor dissolves. Massage the affected area daily. This is very good home remedy for leg pain.

A red flannel can also be wrapped around the area with pain.

Use of coconut helps in curing the leg and knee pains.

To improve the general weakness of the body a well-balanced diet including all the three basic food groups is recommended.

Eating 3-4 walnuts with an empty stomach in the morning provided relief from leg pain in a short duration and is also effective home remedy for leg pain.

Leg pain treatment - Intake of cod liver oil also helps in curing all types of leg pains and general weakness of the body.

1-2 teaspoonful of fenugreek powder in the morning water is also effective leg pain remedy.

Boil 1-teaspoon saffron in 1/2 cup water and divide this solution into three portions and take with equal quantities of water, thrice daily for a week. This is one of the effective home remedies for leg pain .

Various yogasanas like janusandhi, uttanpadasana and gomukhasana are the beneficial natural remedies the leg pain.

A gentle massage with Arthcare Oil is recommended to leg pain cure and to strengthen the bone tissues

User Recommended Home Remedies:

For: Leg cramps and Restless Legs syndrome

Unwrap a new regular size bar of soap, any brand, and place it between the two sheets on your side of the bed. The soap should be placed not far from the foot of the bed and on whichever side wanting it from your feet. You will never realize it is in the bed as you are not going to have it this close to your body. When making the bed up, always make sure the soap is on the flat area, on your side and hasn't fell over the end of the mattress where the top sheet is tucked under. Time to remove the old bar and replace with another new bar when having the first sign of any leg/toe cramping. I used to have terrible cramps! I am asked what is in the bar of soap when their leg/toe cramping stops? Sorry, I don't know the answer. Don't do what I did after a long period of time. I was having no more leg cramps to let me know when to switch out the soap. So, I thought the leg cramps had ceased. After a period of time had passed, I was woke up with my whole leg cramping terribly and including toes drawing. I will not quit having my bar of soap in the bed anymore! Another thing, my not knowing if it will work for everyone who suffers from restless legs syndrome, but I put a new bar of soap on my husband's side of the bed as an experiment. I seen he was sleeping well at night with my being a night owl. With never saying anything to me, I finally asked about his restless legs syndrome after about ten days? He told me that he wasn't having it and not knowing why. But, he was hoping to not have it anymore. When telling him I had placed a new bar of soap on his side of the bed she was shocked. He knew it wasn't a mind thing since not knowing it was there. When having the first reoccurring sign, he wanted another new bar of soap. So glad I experimented to see if the soap would help my husband.  He has been using the soap for months now. One day recently, it tried to flare up, but we know the soap is working for him! - Kay Berry

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Arnica and pepperment oil helps for pains too
#1 - Amelia - 05/13/2008 - 04:06
The bar of soap trick really does work. My mother learned of it and I have been doing it ever since I was 22 years old and would have sore legs and feet from work. I highly recommend it.
#2 - Amanda -Ohio - 06/09/2008 - 00:50
My grandmother puts a bar of soap under her sheets and she says it works.
I also have pains in my leg daily and I take motrin. It helps, but after a while of taking it, it tears up your stomach.
Thanx 4 the help! ;-)
#3 - Cameron - 10/27/2008 - 16:09
I put 3 cups of REV epsom salt (for moms) into my bath water and soak it for 15 minutes (very good and relaxing scent and 100% natural). This makes me really feel rejuvanted ;-)
#4 - Marla - 11/03/2008 - 11:18
Like Maria I also use epsom salt because my Mom has always looked to it as a cure all. However, after trying almost all the ones on the market I prefer Pepsom Sports because it has a great spearmint scent and is only about $3. Soaking in Epsom salts is not only one of the most relaxing things you can do but also helps to remove toxins :-D
#5 - Jamie - 05/15/2009 - 08:38
my son is 18 month he not eating food propely
#6 - ishrat - 06/15/2009 - 06:59
I am 44 years old. everyday i feel leg pain in both of my leg. especialy in lower part.

#7 - Md. Abdul Quyum Mondal - 08/09/2009 - 21:37
I have used the soap and no relief. Did I not do it right? help!! I am in too much pain.
#8 - Tucks - 09/01/2009 - 16:16
i have leg pains all night i will try the soap. iwill let you know how it works. [email protected]
#9 - cathy adams - 09/29/2009 - 19:35
I tried the soap, it realy works, in couple houre the pain disappeard.
#10 - robert - 10/01/2009 - 16:40
I put a bar of Ivory in a pillow case with the pillow and the first night I had a cramp in my calf. I noticed that the bar of soap was on the bottom of t he pillow, so I flipped the pillow over and the second night, there was no cramping.

Those who are potassium low should buy low sodium V8 juice. Instead of 540 mg of potassium in regular V8, there are 950 mg of potassium. Remove all salt in your shakers and replace with "No Salt" which is pure potassium and can be found at Publix. I carry a small pill bottle in the car to take into restuarants and use it instead of salt as well.
#11 - marvin - 10/12/2009 - 00:09
My legs hurt all of the time. I was recently diagnoised with a vitamin deficiency. After taking mega doses of prescripton vitamins for a month, my legs are feeling better.
#12 - Brenda - 11/25/2009 - 23:16
:-( if i put a bar of soap between my sheets will it work i have cronic pain in my legs espiciely in the thigh for more then a month now will it help? how dose it work?
#13 - De Ann - 12/26/2009 - 03:36
I have a very effective ayurvedic solution to the above problems like leg pains, arthritis, back pain, body pain. It helps in energizing the body. Apart from this various other benefits. The cost is just Rs.250/- for a month course. You can place order or email me on [email protected], and we will get back to you.
#14 - Mrs Bhamla - 01/12/2010 - 09:47
im not getting rid of lower leg Pain....plz help n im 16 years old...its Painning all ni8 n DAy...>-(
#15 - Hasnain - 03/01/2010 - 06:10
Well done!!
#16 - Julie - 03/15/2010 - 23:38
i will try this bar of soap i been dealing with this pain in my legs for years if this work i can start my power walking rounting wish me luck
#17 - jackie - 03/20/2010 - 21:28
My mother in her 90's tried the soap for her fidgety legs. Was told not to use Dove or Dial. It worked the first night. Today she told her doctor and he said, yes, it really works but he said be sure the soap is not scented. He recommended a glycerine soap like Pears.
#18 - ros - 03/27/2010 - 02:20
My legs hurt all the time i cant find nothing to help
#19 - chastity - 04/07/2010 - 00:20
Call me CRAZY!!! This really works. I have had leg and foot cramps for years. I used to take quinine but can no longer get it. I have been using the soap for four weeks now. If I start to get a cramp in my foot or leg I just move the soap right to the area and go right back to sleep. Some say put it under the sheet but I make sure the bar is touching my skin. My sister uses it for hand cramps and it works. Try it....what do you have to lose.
#20 - Linda - 04/23/2010 - 10:37
i've been suffering from ankle and knee pain for 25 yrs, and also heel spur. no medication helped. I read about the soap remedy on the net, and tried it immediately. The relief I found was too good to believe,and I could sleep without tossing and turning. I keep two bars of soap handy, and rest my feet on them when I watch TV or work on the computer.
#21 - JR - 05/20/2010 - 02:37
Oh yes, I also wear socks at night, and slip in small bars of soap into them so they stay in place.
#22 - JR - 05/20/2010 - 02:39
one hole is there in my leg plz help me:-(
#23 - nonni - 06/11/2010 - 22:17
My girlfriend strained her calf muscle while playing soccer, shes 37 and we're trying to find a relief for the pain, this happened 2 hours ago.
#24 - Franky - 06/20/2010 - 22:56
The soap worked for me! I haven't had these foot and leg cramps since I tried it. Someone suggested it's because the bar of soap is full of moisture.? Anyway..I am relived to have sorted the problem. thank you to al who suggested this.
#25 - krystyna - 07/04/2010 - 18:54
l find eating half a banana a day eliminates night time leg cramps.
#26 - Katannya koly - 08/29/2010 - 10:32
I have very bad leg cramps and I am certainly going to try this soap someone said not harm in trying it...I wil log in again tomorrow and let you know how I did with the soap...
#27 - pwhelan - 09/14/2010 - 16:41
:-) i think i will try it hope it wokes
#28 - lynn - 10/07/2010 - 17:15
can some tell me the origin of putting soap between ones sheets?
#29 - egwats - 10/28/2010 - 01:09
does it matter what kind of soap you use and whether it scented or not
#30 - janny - 11/07/2010 - 21:06
yes it works i have done it after taking it often it really tears up ur stomach
#31 - kasuba - 11/17/2010 - 13:49
I have Restless Leg Syndrome and it's been getting worse so I did a little research on the web tonight. On several sites I read about putting a bar of soap down by your legs in bed with you at night. My RLS starts before I go to bed and it was driving me crazy tonight - I was squirming around in my chair trying to ignore the agony. I put on a sock and put the thin remains of an old bar of soap in the sock next to my ankle. The result was immediate and incredible and unbelievable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I put on the sock and put in the bar of soap and came back and sat down and the agony of RLS is GONE!!!!!!!! I'm having trouble believing this, but my gosh I'm grateful to the people who posted about using a bar of soap!
Both legs and ankles, and my back were bothering me and I only put a sock with a bar of soap in it on one foot and the agony is gone all over my body!!!!!!!
This is hard to believe! If you have RLS, TRY THIS! It's quick, simple, cheap, readily available, and harmless. Good luck to you all.
And God Bless the people who posted about,this!
#32 - Strand - 11/24/2010 - 23:15
:-( tell me a remedy to tone up my tummy. i m a mother of twins n after that one boy. thanks
#33 - Savera - 12/19/2010 - 04:30
I used Acufit Foot Mats for a few weeks for a couple minutes a day, and it helped a great deal. I saw it on eBay and gave it a try. Its working for me so far - it has reduced the cramps.
#34 - Bob - 12/29/2010 - 22:42
#35 - radha - 01/19/2011 - 20:36
my dad he had opretion on his leg
from dibete
please i need help alwayes in pin
so on of he lge is cut of
#36 - hubadin - 03/03/2011 - 08:02
my husband suffers from RLS ADHD..his leg pain at night is escrutiating...we r trying the soap thing.. and as i am sitting here i think it is working...figiting is stopping....we'll see!!!
#37 - c-rock - 03/17/2011 - 01:07
:-( my mother is 47 and she frequently has pain in her legs she is allergic to oils or any thing with strong scent she sometimes also fell that her legs have been slayed she is very upset what should i do
PLEASE HELP !!!!!! :-(:-(:-(
#38 - vanisea.cullen - 03/21/2011 - 05:51
The bar of soap is a gypsy remedy but does work. Why is the grammar on this post so bad, read what you write before you post so that you don't look illiterate please.
#39 - rose - 08/04/2011 - 12:34
Yes I have pain make me cry lower
I use Ada il it help little
#40 - Loulou - 08/07/2011 - 04:24
I am having pain in my calf & behind my thigh when i go to bed or sitting down when watching tv. I am going to try soap remedy.Hope i will get better for ever because I am fed up.
#41 - gulabo - 09/18/2011 - 10:56
I have a theory why the soap works. It may be right or not. Regardless, it does work and works good. I use Ivory bar soap, unwrapped under the bottom sheet. So I looked up the ingredients in it, and one of things that's in it is magnesium sulfate. Here's the thing about mg. Most of us or low, and we don't get enough from food sources, and that includes organic. Well, magnesium is a natural muscle relaxer. As a matter of fact, magnesium relaxes your muscle and your arteries to improve blood flow. Calcium causes muscles to contract. And the calcium won't work properly without enough magnesium.

I also get RLS from time to time. So I stick my feet up against that soap. The mg may be helping here, but it could also be that you have a mental place to rest your feet up against. Well, that's just a theory, but in truth, magnesium may be helping the most.
#42 - Tiza - 09/19/2011 - 16:02
I just put a bar of Ivory soap underneath my mothers bed right next to her feet. She has sever leg pain and it hurts me to see her suffering like that. So I am willing to try anything to help her. I will keep you posted. Praying and hoping that this works. :)
#43 - p-2011 - 09/27/2011 - 23:43
Finally I am able to sleep restfully with the soap between my sheets, "guess what" I've just put some soap in an old pair of sloppy socks and it has given me relief within minutes from aching legs & feet, thank you, thank you, thank you whoever found this wonderful help
#44 - Jessie - 10/17/2011 - 07:05
I too couldn't understand how it could work with the soap but was willing to try anything. I have rls, arthritis, fibromyalgia and even as a child my legs hurt. I am on a strong narcotic for my pain but it didn't touch the leg pain. I tried the ivory soap, alternated w glycerin soap & it worked for like a year! I got so use to no leg pain and what w going out of town and all forgot to replace. I t took a while like a month but boy did it come back one nite w a vengeance. I use dial soap for washing so I was up searching desperately for a bar of soap w/o deoderant etc. I ended up using a heart shaped bar with an engraved angel nicely wrapped that I had been displaying for looks! Needless to say I pray I never let myself get in that condition again. God bless you all.
#45 - Susan - 10/25/2011 - 13:40
I have lupas & my leg pains kill me,trying the dial soap idea,fingers crossed for results
#46 - Esme - 10/26/2011 - 17:27
i have pain in my legs and knees for almost a year please help me i am sufferring to much and my doctor medication is not working
#47 - catherine brenda bique - 10/27/2011 - 13:57
i will try this, my legs hurt al day at my desk siiting down plus i get RLS alot when im stressed. makes me crazy!!

oh and ROSE theres no need to say comments about the grammer, im dispraxic and have trouble spelling so maybe the writer does to for all you know. Oh and who cares about the grammer we are all here to help eachother. SC
#48 - bex - 01/11/2012 - 10:50
I found out about the soap remedy on this forum and I've used it off and on over the last year. Last night I culdn't sleep and restless leg activity set in and then there was no way I was going to be able to sleep. So I taped a thin bar of soap to both my lower legs and like a miracle (!) there was no more of the restless leg symptoms!
That was the fastest the soap remedy has ever worked for me. It may have worked so well because the soap was taped right against my legs and had good contact with my skin instead of just being somewhere next to my ankles inside the socks on my feet. I can't figure out how soap works. As long as it works, I don't even care if it's a placebo effect.(But I don't think it is a placebo effect.)

Good luck to you all!
#49 - Strand - 01/13/2012 - 09:56
I have heard a teaspoon of mustard will stop leg pain. Also a spoonful of diced J. peppers.
#50 - McKay - 05/06/2012 - 12:36
my mom have severe pain in her legs so what should be treat ment give to her
#51 - arshiya - 05/19/2012 - 04:54
Rub sperm on your leg on the cramping calf area it works takes action in 4-6 minutes
#52 - john mickey mouse - 07/10/2012 - 06:42
i have severe leg pain and i'm going through hell,will try the soap re meady and surely will get back to you about the effect. Thank you and this forum for the kind advice.
#53 - crquinn - 10/25/2012 - 00:51
Number 39 Rose

Before you criticizes other people practice what you
preach,your comments that you posted also need some
doing over. For instance people do not look illiterate,
people who can't read or write are called illiterate.

Thanks,for the gypsy info.
#54 - Frank - 12/01/2012 - 15:19
I Have Nerve Pain In My Left Leg, And Also Have Leg Cramps At Night. Had A cramp In My Lower Right Leg Last Night So Bad It Froze My leg That I Could Not Walk. Going To Try The Soap Tonight And Hope It Works For Me. Thanks For The Info,
#55 - kuntry - 12/16/2012 - 12:24
Magni life offer natural remedies for cramps and fibromyalgia and two little pills under toung and cramps go away in less than a minute usually I wake up 3-5 time a night with cramps in feet leg right leg left leg arms and these little pill work so good I have tried the soap and so many other creams this is the best so far I don't leave home with out them as I get cramps in my toes when I walk too long
#56 - debra - 06/07/2013 - 13:22
I will surely try.
#57 - coleen - 08/30/2013 - 04:41
my grandfather is 85 years old
he suffers from severe leg pain
i'am too worried
please admin' suggest some quick remedy
i cant see him suffer :( :'(
#58 - shivani - 09/18/2013 - 04:41
I am 22 years old . I m feelling pain in my leg at joint portion .pain occurs in my leg before six month but iwas not care it now I m serious n now I want treat it so I hope that u will help me
#59 - abu - 10/04/2014 - 20:06
I have very sore legs I feel some days I am pulling weights at balls of my legs any recommendations 😞
#60 - jean - 10/24/2015 - 21:30
Am 47yrs old. Am feeling pain in my leg joints and walking is now difficult. I want to use bar soap therapy and let the will of God be done.
#61 - milly - 09/25/2016 - 10:19
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