Calf cramps frequently occur in runners. Causes may vary, but could be due to dehydration, insufficient potassium or sodium consumption, lack of carbohydrates, and tight muscles. Severe muscle cramping could potentially lead to muscle damage, such as a strain.
What is it?
A Cramp in the Calf Muscle is a sudden involuntary and painful contractions of the calf muscles, the soleus, and the gastrocnemius.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain, spasms, and sudden tightness in the calf muscle lasting 2 to 10 seconds.
Assessment methods may involve evaluation of pain location and levels, testing strength limitations, and a collection of the patient history of muscle cramps.
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