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.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Thyroid Disease and Persistent Cramps

Rupp's mystery has been solved

If you're suffering cramps frequently and they last for more than 10 - 15 minutes and respond poorly to conventional treatments of resting and stretching to relieve the pain, then it could be an indicator that there's something more serious going on with your health.

Thyroid disease, as in this example, is one condition. Other conditions include ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), hardening of the arteries, spinal stenosis, endocrine disorders, chronic infections, metabolic imbalances and liver cirrhosis.

Remember to consult your doctor if your cramps are persistent and severe, says the Ultimate Cramp Busting Guide's Dr Adrian Cohen.


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