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Cramp injury...
« on: April 27, 2015, 01:55:29 pm »
I seem to have pulled something in my upper calf muscle, as a result of a cramp (5-10secs of agony) I had when waking up early Sat am.    I've had cramps like this before, but not with a lingering effect.  Has interrupted my cycle commuting...  Anyone else had this?    Just rest it a tad I guess.
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Re: Cramp injury...
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 02:04:32 pm »
Severe cramps can often leave you feeling a bit sore and/or stiff for a day or two.
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Re: Cramp injury...
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 02:05:06 pm »
Cramps can tear muscles - I've had them in my back bad enough that they tore many of the major muscles - mega pain.

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Re: Cramp injury...
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 02:05:43 pm »
Amen to that!
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Re: Cramp injury...
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 02:44:49 pm »
Once had a bad cramp while "imprisoned" by the "safety" sides of a YHA top bunk, unable to get up and apply my usual 5 minutes of agonised stretching-on-the-spot. It left a painful swollen area next day, but I was surprised to still be able to ride, rather slowly, next day - it subsided in a couple of days, no bad after effects.

Re: Cramp injury...
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 10:26:45 pm »
Still have a bit of a hobble going on - upper calf muscle feels quite tender if I press it.
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Re: Cramp injury...
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 10:50:03 pm »
I have had lots of probs with this and blood tests which dont prove that anything is amiss. ( but note bill) . Doctor got rid of me by telling me we dont know what causes cramp. Mid night cramp when in mummy bag in small tent is awful.
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Re: Cramp injury...
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2015, 09:58:22 pm »
I have this problem from time to time. Always with the calf.  Usually I manage to get out of bed and stretch it before it does any damage but I have had a mild strain that's lasted a week or two once or twice.  Cue looking silly round the office doing calf stretches 10 times a day until it gets better.  Haven't tried to see the GP about it but will try to remember to ask about it at my annual medical in the summer.
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Re: Cramp injury...
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2015, 10:55:36 am »
Before and during sustained exercise,, Nuun tablets in drink.

After exercise. 2 g per 100 km of table salt washed down with COLD flat coke or similar drink.

After shower. http://www.globetrekker.com.au/first-aid/components-and-parts/cramp-solv-25ml-spray-simply-the-best-product-to-stop-most-cramps-quickly/
Spray some into palm of hand and then massage on legs. Repeat until tingly sensation is felt.

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Re: Cramp injury...
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 11:07:40 am »
Had something like this 10 days ago in muscles on lower left of back. Stiffness and mild pain for 24 hours, then it went away when I rode.
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Re: Cramp injury...
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2015, 11:18:09 am »
That sounds like exactly the spot that I tore my calf muscle last August - where the gastrocnemius muscle begins to swell above the Achilles tendon. I tore the left calf muscle but I occasionally get a matching cramp on the right leg, which is very panic-making. It is possible that you have a minor tear as a result of cramp.
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