Do you ever get calf cramps?
A multitude of factors can cause that Charlie horse feeling in the back of your calf, from dehydration, overuse, poor conditioning, muscle fatique, to low levels of potassium, sodium and or carbohydrates.
If the gastrocnemius muscle is the cause of the pain and not properly treated, the pain will become more persistent and intense. .
The gastrocnemius may contain up to four trigger points. .
Symptoms may include:
night cramps and might be activated by climbing up steps, steep slopes, running uphill or riding a bicycle with the seat is adjusted too low. .
People active trigger points may complain of pain while walking in the soft sand of a beach or on a slanted surface. .
Any of these activities coupled with cold air temperature, might contribute to the development of trigger points in the gastrocnemius. .
Other factors that might promote the development of trigger points include having the ankle in a cast, wearing clothing that restricts circulation or reclining chairs that reduce blood flow.
There are numerous techniques for releasing myofascial trigger points. Which include massage and self myofascial release. .
If during your treatment you start to contract your muscles, pulling away, holding your breath or cinching your teeth because the therapy hurts, then your pressure should be released immediately.
Readjust the pressure and try again. .
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