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Baxter, TN
A 36-year-old female asked:

Woke up both calves cramping & cramped all day. tried salt water, bananas, powerade drink with electrolytes. no relief yet. help!! ?

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Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Stretching: Does this happen frequently? Try stretching your calves and or exercise/walk. You could also jiggle your legs a bit and elevate it. Or take a hot shower with the stream directed at your calves (for five minutes) or even a warm bath may help as well. I would be hesitant to recommend medication since there may be an underlying cause that should be targeted instead. See your Dr if it doesn't improve.
Last updated Oct 6, 2017

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