Lately I've developed massive muscle spasms in my left hamstring. They are brutally painful and can last up to 15 minutes but only in that muscle group.
I take a good multivitamin, potassium, magnesium and I drink enough water (not too much but enough). I've talked to a couple of doctors I work with who thought it might be an electrolyte issue so I'm trying to keep that in balance but nothing seems to be helping.
I'll make an appointment but has anyone had any experience with this at all? I hesitate to drink Gatorade. Is there anything more healthy that might keep my salts at an appropriate level?
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:27 PM on May. 26, 2013
Answer by DJDNY at 10:39 PM on May. 26, 2013
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:47 PM on May. 26, 2013
I have no idea why this particular group. I've had several athletes why stopped eating meat mid season and had terrible hammy cramping issues solved with an iron supplement. Everyone usually goes straight to potassium with cramping but sometimes it's the calcium or iron that's too low, or just unbalanced. Have you had a bone density test recently, and do you know if your para-thyroids are working ok?? If not they will pull calcium out of your bones and cause an imbalance by putting too much calcium in your system.
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:58 PM on May. 26, 2013
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:59 PM on May. 26, 2013
LOL Heels shorten your hams and tilt your pelvis forward placing pressure on the muscles in totally different way... could be it! might be a big piece of the puzzle... make sure you are stretching often. Here's a good stretch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT4mIxlAklo
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:48 PM on May. 26, 2013
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