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Need to Relax a Muscle...

I had one of those cramps in my calf this morning that had me in the fetal position crying out in pain. It was HORRIBLE. Anyway, what is the best way to get that muscle to RELAX? It's been over 15 hours and it's still very tight.

Fearing a relapse in the screaming fetal position tomorrow morning...

 
AllAboutKeeley

Asked by AllAboutKeeley at 10:27 PM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Health

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Answers (5)
  • Massage it, and eat some bananas for the potassium so you dont cramp up again. You can also try a heating pad. Take some tylenol as well.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 10:29 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Walk on it. I always walk immediately when I get one of those and it eases the pain.
    RobotLady

    Answer by RobotLady at 10:56 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • The quickest way to make the pain go away is to flex your toes towards your head. Keep yourself hydrated and make sure you get enough potassium. Try having a nice hot bath or shower to get it to loosen up.
    KristinRox

    Answer by KristinRox at 11:18 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Magnesium; magnesium relaxes muscles. You could try an epsom salt bath too (epsom salts are magnesium sulfate).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:10 AM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • massage, heat
    asil

    Answer by asil at 11:38 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

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