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!! ?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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.
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