This video will help relieve and prevent the calf, ankle and hamstring cramps that can happen when you try to remove high boots, long socks or even pants.
Why Do I Get Leg Cramps When Putting On & Taking Off Boots?
Leg cramps are common and are usually harmless, mostly caused by overworked or tight muscles.
Also, as we age, the tendons that connect muscles to your bones can shorten.
Just having your toes pointed for a period of time can cause the arch of your foot or calf to get a “charley horse.”
Fortunately, there are a few things we can try to alleviate the pain or even prevent it from happening.
How To Relieve Calf, Ankle & Hamstring Cramps
Stretching and massaging the muscles around the cramp would be the first two methods to try.
Be sure to stretch both before and after exercising.
Also, just walking around can help the cramping to go away.
Be sure to stay hydrated.
Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day and keep alcohol and caffeine to a minimum.
Also, adding heat or cold to the area can help the pain to go away.
Although you may not be able to get rid of leg cramps forever, trying some of the exercises in the video below may help to keep them at a minimum.
Just be sure to stay vigilant about doing them and give it at least three weeks to see an improvement.
If the cramping becomes very painful or constant, it may be time to have a discussion with your primary care doctor to make sure there aren’t any serious underlying causes.
You’ll find even more tips to reduce leg cramps–especially those sudden ones that happen in the middle of the night–in this post.
Hope you feel better soon and HERE’S TO FEELING GOOD!
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