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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

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I get nocturnal calf cramps wkly, told it was BFs by a neuro after physical exam. What is the best remedy for the pain for days after a calf cramp?

I get nocturnal calf cramps wkly, told it was BFs by a neuro after physical exam.  What is the best remedy for the pain for days after a calf cramp?

BF's ?!?: restless leg syndrome is quite common (about 1 in five people). Several medications have come out for it in the last few years (AS PREVENTATIVES). Muscle cramp pain is treated like other muscle pain. Rest, gradual increasing activity and stretching, warm compresses and Aspirin like drugs. ...Read more

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I am training for a triathlon and just recently, within 5-10 of running I am experiencing calf cramps and numbness of several toes...What's happening?

Back or Vascular: If after exercise you begin to experience cramps in your calves and numbness in your toes, there are two areas that need further investigation. 1. Vacular. Have a vascular surgeon or interventional cardiologist perform some non-invasive vascular studies to check and see if there is any vascular impairment to the lower extremities. 2. Possible lower back disc issue, also evaluate with ortho or neur. ...Read more

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What does random cramping pains in my calf mean? Healthy 27, m, non smoker, just random calf cramps. No pain when walking or redness or swelling

Cramps: The question becomes - do you exercise in the evening? Potassium levels can affect cramping in the legs.If you have pain in the back of the calf on compression a venous test needs to be done to rule out a blood clot (dvt). ...Read more

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If I over use or sit down too long my leg hurts too bad to walk. My entire calf cramps up and my foot twists to the side unable to straighten it.Help?

If I over use or sit down too long my leg hurts too bad to walk. My entire calf cramps up and my foot twists to the side unable to straighten it.Help?

See physician: You need a specific answer. It sounds like a nerve to that foot is compressed or pinched somewhere along its course. Have youyr physician evaluate it so you can get it treated and get the problem resolved. ...Read more

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When i walk briskly, the muscle on the outer leg between the ankle and calf cramps up so badly that I have to stop walking. How can I prevent this?

When i walk briskly, the muscle on the outer leg between the ankle and calf cramps up so badly that I have to stop walking. How can I prevent this?

Calf cramps: Can be caused by a number of things including: poor circulation i.E intermittant claudication, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, vitamin deficiency, faulty biomechanics.... ...Read more

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