I know many of our clients are keen runners, so leg cramps are a common problem we see in clinic. So I wanted to share some self-help tips on treating leg cramps.
In your lower torso, cramps typically affect your calf muscles. Should they appear after strenuous physical activity, performing this exercise may help relieve pain right away:
Stand 60 to 90 centimeters away from a wall while keeping your soles flat on the floor.
Bend forward and lean on the wall. You will feel your calf muscles stretch.
Repeat several times a day until your calves’ strength improves.
Another strategy is applying a heat pack on the affected muscles. If you don’t have one at home, taking a warm bath may work as well. If both methods do not work, applying ice directly on the cramped muscle may be effective instead.