A 24-year-old male asked:

Hi, i am very active and do a lot op sport. recently i frequently get cramps in my upper legs to the extent that i am not able to run for a week after that. i am a long distance runner, i play soccer, touch rugby and cycle if this can help?

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Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Hydration: Anyone as active as you is likely to be dehydrated chronically. Low salt (hyponatremia), low potassium (hypokalemia), low magnesium, and dehydration can all contribute to cramping.
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