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Calf Cramp Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Calf Cramp.

Smart Ways to Soothe Sore Muscles

Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have...  Read more

8 Lessons from My First 5K Race

I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa...  Read more

Exercise and Your Period

For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu...  Read more

Easy Vacation Exercises

We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el...  Read more

How to Use the Seated Calf Raise Machine

In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles. The Setup Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang...  Read more

Calf Cramps with Exercise
Updated 7/5/2014 2:23:27 PM

Lately - the last week or so - every time I exercise, I get cramps in my calf about halfway through. It's almost always in my left calf. To avoid them turning into full cramps, I have to stop and rest my foot flat and stand still so my foot is exac...  Read more

Pain in lower legs below calves after walking.
Updated 5/9/2014 2:41:36 AM

I don't know what is going on. I have pain that is pretty severe in my lower legs below my calves after I finish walking around the block. I go at a moderate pace with my dog and about halfway through the walk I get the pain. It doesn't happen all th...  Read more

Burning calf muscles
Updated 5/2/2014 10:04:02 AM

My calf muscles burn more at a slow pace than at a fast pace on incline. Any ideas? It seems to hurt less when I go faster....  Read more

Help! Pain in Calves and Hamstrings when Walking
Updated 5/12/2014 8:54:44 PM

I started walking again and the first few days were fine. Now every time I walk, my calves lock up and I end up limping on my left leg. I've tried doing Yoga and stretching to loosen up my muscles, but nothing helps. I need to get the exercise, but I...  Read more

Cramps while stretching
Updated 4/14/2014 11:17:44 AM

When I try to do the stretch where you lift your foot behind you and then grab your ankle to stretch the front of your thigh, the back of my thigh cramps up before I can even get my foot in my hand. Any way to make that not happen?...  Read more

Get rid of leg cramps (Charley Horse)

At night time, I used to get cramps in my legs constantly. The best remedy that I have found recently and it works like a charm! Flex your foot towards you so that it lengthens the calf. The cramp will be gone immediately! It really works!...  Read more

Free exercise !!

Do calf raises while washing the dishes! The more dishes the more calf raises!...  Read more

I Love My Acupressure Mat!

Some possible benefits (upper/lower back): Liver, kidney, spleen; headache, fatigue, depression, insomnia; ease spine problems, sciatica, muscle spasm, cramps; immune system, digestion, elimination...  Read more

How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health

When you're constantly plowing through mile-long to-do lists and putting out family fires (the kids are fighting...again; the dog left you a "present" in the living room; you're out of OJ), it's easy to blame stress for whatever...  Read more

6 Calf Exercises for More Shapely Legs

Having strong calf muscles are what gives our lower legs that often sought after well-defined look, but having strong calf muscles also aids running and walking by allowing for ankle extension. While many of us find working the quadriceps (front t...  Read more

Screaming Calf Cramp

I had a GREAT walk on my treadmill yesterday. Since it was snowing outside I challenged myself by walking a little faster than typical on the treadmill. Felt terrific afterward and went through the rest of my Saturday without any difficulty. W...  Read more