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How can you get rid of a calf muscle spasm?

How can you get rid of a calf muscle spasm?

Stretch: Stretching is the best way to prevent spasm. Also making sure you get adequate potassium in your diet. Bananas are a great source of potassium. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How to get rid of calf muscle pain?

How to get rid of calf muscle pain?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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How do you help get rid of muscle cramps in a calf muscle?

How do you help get rid of muscle cramps in a calf muscle?

Warmth get rid of it: Place towel in hot water then place them on your calf muscles while lying face down with muscles relaxed. Massaging the calf muscle also helps. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a strained calf muscle ?

How to get rid of a strained calf muscle ?

See below: A strain is when muscle fibers are torn. It can be mild or severe. The usual advice is to elevate and ice for 24-48 hours plus ace bandage compression and Tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen or Aleve for pain. If there is severe pain or inability to walk you should see a physician. An excellent patient pamphlet is found at the Following site: http://bit.ly/1rcsbpk ...Read more

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How do you get rid of soreness in your calf muscle?

How do you get rid of soreness in your calf muscle?

Decrease training...: Aches and pains can happen with repeated stress to a body part. For workers, it can be called a work injury. In sports, it's called an overuse injury. A primary care doctor or a sports medicine doctor can evaluate to see what needs to be done. Usually, anti-inflammatory meds like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) are used for a 3-5 days, along with decreasing the training. Icing right after training may also help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pain in my heel of my foot. Also i can't exercise because when I do my foot either pops or calf muscle locks up?

How to get rid of pain in my heel of my foot.  Also i can't exercise because when I do my foot either pops or calf muscle locks up?

Plastic heel cup: There is a reasonably cheap plastic heel cup on the market made by m-f athletics many stores will have these wear it in an atheltic shoe and see it it helps try walking backwards it would also be a good idea to be evaluated by a physician for such a problem. ...Read more

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I get dry, flaky skin in my ears and on the back of my right calf muscle. How can I get rid of this?

I get dry, flaky skin in my ears and on the back of my right calf muscle. How can I get rid of this?

Depends on cause: Some of the more common causes of dry flaky skin in the ears include a condition called seborrhea dermatitis as well as a skin allergy or skin yeast infection. Your primary care doctor may be able to treat this. If not, you may be referred to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I always get calf muscle spasm every morning. Sometimes severe spasm. Why and what to do?

I always get calf muscle spasm every morning. Sometimes severe spasm. Why and what to do?

Muscle spasm: Muscle spasms can be triggered by dehydration, muscle fatigue (an overworked muscle) or electrolyte imbalance (such as sodium or potassium). Consider improving hydration and also address the role daily activities contribute to calf fatigue (choices in footwear, and prolonged walking or standing). Comfortable, supportive shoes may help. Consider magnesium supplements as well. ...Read more

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What causes a painful muscle spasm in the calf muscle?

What causes a painful muscle spasm in the calf muscle?

A charlie horse.....: Large muscles use a lot of energy to do work, and this is supplied by blood. If the supply is not adequate their can be painful spasm; and if metabolites from heavy activity are not removed there can be spasm. Other causes can be a trapped nerve root irritating the muscle. Some people have greater likelihood of spasm due to underlying genetic causes. ...Read more

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This wknd I stretched when sleeping and woke up to lower calf muscle spasms in my right leg. I had two this wknd. How to stop them?

Spasms: I strongly recommend you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. That team should be well able to get you under control. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

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