Help with Running Cramps

Running cramps, particularly running calf cramps, afflict everyone from the person going out for a morning jog, to elite athletes. And it's not just runners that get cramps they can be a factor in any sport - tennis, swimming, golf, cycling and triathlon. This site is dedicated to sharing ideas and information between sports people, athletes, health practitioners, anyone who enjoys training - for the best ways to prevent, avoid and treat muscle cramp.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Running and Leg Cramps

Running and Leg Cramps

According to Patrick J Bird, PhD, muscle cramps when running are due to either fatigue or dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.

In this article Dr Bird is answering an older marathon runner who has recently started getting cramps and wonders whether it has to do with his age.

He recommends stretching, running style, ice and heat as well as eating foods which have a high calcium, magnesium and potassium content. Worth a read to see his views on cramps.


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