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Default My muscles are so tight I can't walk. Any supplements/vitamins?

For months, I've stretched multiple times per day as instructed by a physical therapist. I don't think I'm any more flexible now than when I started. My legs are so stiff that I can only hobble around. My awkward gait is causing me to injury myself. I recently started taking 250 mg of magnesium/day. I doubt it will do anything, as I was taking this dosage when I first stiffened up. I stopped taking it because I ran out. I might increase the dosage after I'm on it for a week or two. I take fish oil and vit D.

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Default Re: My muscles are so tight I can't walk. Any supplements/vitamins?

Magnesium citrate is best absorable type 2 or three times a day if at all possible.This keeps me off of muscle relaxors some of the time. Non citrate Mag Taken in higher doses causes dirreah...not worth it.
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Default Re: My muscles are so tight I can't walk. Any supplements/vitamins?

I take ElementalMagnesium 400 mg twice a day on the recommendation of my Rheumatologist and it helps me a lot. I also take a Calcium supplement-Citracal with Vit-D. When I am very stiff and achy, I will put 3-4 cups of Epsom salts in a warm-not hot tub of water and soak in it for at least 20 mins then rinse off. That should help, too.
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