I’ve recently been experiencing some aches and pains in both of my calves while walking and bending which I believe is stemming from the gastrocnemius muscles.
I work in medicine myself and know that the crouching position I often take, which puts strain on my calves, isn’t good but I need to be able to bend down!
Stetching my leg completely straight sends a “dead leg” feeling or small spasm down my calves, especially the right one which is considerably more painful.
Should I see a doctor/what treatment would you recommend? Please advise.
I have gone to see an MD for similar stuff and they usually just prescribe pills (muscle relaxants or steroids) or some good ones might send you to a physical therapist…
On the other hand, if you go see good chiropractor, your problem may be gone as little as one visit.
Either way, it seems like part of the healing process might involve giving yourself a rest from what is causing it.
Muscle cramps are also caused by dehydration. Eating bananas and drinking lots of water might help with this. Supplements like Chromium picolinate, MSM, and hylaluronic acid may also be helpful.
by: Charlotte Grey
on: 5th February 09
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