Muscle Cramps

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Elmer Fudd, 11 Sep 2007.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    What causes these ? I get them pulling my big toe or second toe along the bottom of my foot towards the heel. Also the 'outside' muscle on my calf. Especially when I wake up in the morning.
  2. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I went to the doctor regarding cramp while cycling and swimming (she said not to do both at the same time....boom-tish). She asked if I'd looked-up cramp omn the internet...I said I had but there was not much concrete evidence as to the cause...she said she new and that they really didn't know the cause either!

    Salts, hydration, minerals, temperature, oxygenation all seem to play some part though.

    Useful reply eh?
  3. OP
    Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Cheers FF,

    Anything I've found on the t'interweb is totally vague as well !
  4. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    The foot pain is Plantar fasciitis again. Also known as heel spurs. The calf cramp is also causing the foot pain.

    Try a good "Salute to the Sun" routine in the morning. Failing that, keep stretching your calf muscles through out the day as much as possible.
  5. cyclebum

    cyclebum Senior Member

    Definately salt and hydration. Stretching the muscle helps when it happens
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