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I started sprinting suddenly in the middle of a game and at one moment i fell down my calf muscle was totally paining and i couldnt walk for sometime?

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Dr. Frank Holmes answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Cramp : Sounds like a muscle cramp. Due to fatigue and/or electrolyte imbalance that occurs with heavy sweating and/or dehydration. Immediately stretching the muscle during a cramp can relieve the spasm. Hydrate well before, during and after athletic activity, especially with a solution containing sodium & potassium if in hot weather. If I can help, then join my care team at healthtap.com/dr-clarkholmes

Answered 10/2/2016

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