Tag: muscle cramps

Muscle cramps; useful advice on how to get rid of them.

Muscle cramps; useful advice on how to get rid of them. Do you experience muscle cramps?  We all do at one time or another but are we experiencing muscle cramps or are we feeling a protective mechanism of the body? Imagine, you are lying in bed and you move your foot a certain way which causes it to cramp.   Traditionally, most people will try to massage out the cramp or stretch it loose. To cramp or not to cramp? Some foot cramps may be caused by tight lateral fascia in the leg which will restrict motion in the foot Read More »

How athletes can avoid muscle cramps according to the Washington Post.

How athletes can avoid muscle cramps according to the Washington Post. Muscle cramps are a painful phenomenon that happens to people who are athletic but also to those of us who aren’t.   Why do they happen, and can you tell the difference between a muscle cramp vs. a strain to a joint? Joints have receptors that can fire if the joint is strained, and it feels like a cramp.   On the other hand, actual muscle cramps usually happen when muscles are surrounded by tight fascia and adhesion formation. When a muscle cramps, it will pop up instead of contracting, and Read More »