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What causes calf cramps during yoga or Pilates poses? What can I do to stop them?

What causes calf cramps during yoga or Pilates poses? What can I do to stop them?

Exercise & Cramping: It could be several things like too little potassium or calcium in the diet and thus in the muscles. It could be early fatigue if your muscles are not in shape yet and this can resolve with time, stretching and exercise. ...Read more

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Daughter runs cross country. Right lower calf cramps during race but not in training. Any advice?

Daughter runs cross country.  Right lower calf cramps during race but not in training.  Any advice?

Something is...: Something is different. Measure the running pace in each. Also assess the warmup, hydrational and nutritional status in each situation. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I sleep my left calf cramps and it stays like that for hours, what's wrong? I'm 25, 177 lbs, 5'7", weight lifter.

Sometimes when I sleep my left calf cramps and it stays like that for hours, what's wrong? I'm 25, 177 lbs, 5'7", weight lifter.

Charley horse is: the colloquial name for this phenomenon with a wide range of causes. The spasm can be immediately relieved by stretching the muscle, place your foot flat on the floor and bend the other knee. Causes include overexercise, not enough fluids, low calcium, magnesium and other electrolytes, medical problems, pregnancy and unusual positioning. ...Read more

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Why does my calf cramps whenever I stretch it? It goes into cramp right after I stretched it

Why does my calf cramps whenever I stretch it? It goes into cramp right after I stretched it

Did soleus heal?: Did Your soleus muscle heal properly? Usually cramps are due to electrolyte imbalance . Mostly people who have high blood pressure have cramps as well ...Read more

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How maximum long time do calf cramps last due to walk? Because its sixth day for me and i'm having it.

How maximum long time do calf cramps last due to walk? Because its sixth day for me and i'm having it.

Need treatment: Muscle cramps should not last this long. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. If you are drinking a lot of caffeine or alcohol that can dehydrate you and cause cramping. Adding a multivitamin may also help. A sports drink like gatorade may help replace your electrolytes. Stretching is also important, gentle stretches of muscles that are cramping held for several minutes are best. ...Read more

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Daughter's recently been getting severe calf cramps at night that wake her up& last around 2 minutes and has lasting pain for 1-2 days after.Serious?

Daughter's recently been getting severe calf cramps at night that wake her up& last around 2 minutes and has lasting pain for 1-2 days after.Serious?

How old?: in a young child it is due to vigiurous excersize like bicycling or trampoline without warming up sometime if there is electrolyte imbalance specially in summer due to decreased sodium, potasium, magnesium and calcium make sure you replenish them with an electrolyte drink like pedialyte ...Read more

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I have calf cramps and I have used icy hot and heat but its still here it has now become an everyday thing. I was wondering what can I do to relive it?

I have calf cramps and I have used icy hot and heat but its still here it has now become an everyday thing. I was wondering what can I do to relive it?

Depends on lots: Info re age, ? Brings them on: activity may= improper hydration, vascular, exercise induced compartment syn. @ nite could b common cramps usually rx by quinine so4. C ur pcp. ...Read more

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What do I do if i keep getting calf cramps every time i play basketball?

What do I do if i keep getting calf cramps every time i play basketball?

Get yourself seen to: by your PCP to check you for any circulatory issues or have a dlood checked for Calcium etc. Generally no cause is found, in which case youneed to do gradual stretching exercises of the calf muscles, to see if that would help. We all lose elasticity as we get maturer and also not doing Warms-up exercises is generally to be blamed. Good Luck! ...Read more