I was a little unsure when my mate suggested my recent shoulder pain and now calf muscle pain could be related to a lack of salt in my diet. Now that I think of it i pretty much never have salt on my food, unless its already in it. Could he be onto something here?
Also how can I speed up recovery of a sore/cramping calf muscle, I have a surf competition this week and need to get back to 100% soon!
It could. Salt prevents your body from dehydration. Dehydration causes cramps. Eat a bag of beef jerky and see if it helps. On occasion, I take long-distance bicycle rides; I mean 100′s of miles on a given weekend. To prevent, leg cramps I’d drink lots of water, usually a gallon, and eat bags of beef jerky. It does actually help prevent cramps. By the way, salt and sodium are one and the same.
on: 11th December 10