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Calf Cramps Treatment
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
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
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
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?
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
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