• Routines To Stop Or Prevent Leg Cramps

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    Leg cramping can be relieved by exercising or stretching during the day. It reduces your cramping episodes.

    Below is an excerpt of an article that shares simple exercises you can try at some to treat your leg cramps:

    Calf Stretch

    1. Get over to the side of the road or path you’re on and stop running.
    2. Take a step forward with your non-cramping leg.
    3. Extend your cramping leg straight out behind you with your foot facing forward and your heel on the ground. You can use a wall or tree to push up against, but it’s not necessary.
    4. Your front leg should be bent. Slowly transfer your weight to that leg until you feel the stretch in your cramping calf.
    5. If you don’t feel the stretch, move your cramping leg back a few more inches, but make sure you keep the heel of your rear foot on the floor.
    6. Feel the stretch in the calf of that leg, and hold 15 to 30 seconds. Release and repeat.
    7. If you’re prone to tight calves, you can also do the stretch on your other leg, as a preventive measure.

    Quad Stretch

    1. Move over to the side of the road or running path. Stand straight (don’t lean forward), lift the foot of your cramping leg up behind you, and grab your foot with your hand on that side.
    2. Pull your heel gently toward your butt, feeling a stretch in your quad.
    3. Keep your other leg straight and try to keep your knees as close together as possible.
    4. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Release and repeat.
    5. If you’re prone to tight quads, you can also do the stretch on your other leg, as a preventive measure.

    Hamstring Stretch

    1. Move over to the side of the road or running path.
    2. Stand with your legs crossed and the outsides of your feet together. Your cramping leg should be behind your other leg.
    3. Slowly bend over with your rear knee straight.
    4. Reach toward your feet or bring your torso toward your legs.
    5. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Release and repeat.

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