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Suffering Leg Cramps? Get Your Family Chiropractic Needs Met

We are heading into the cooler months and ⛹️‍♂️??Sports season ??️‍♂️? is well underway! This is fantastic!  But something that can easily come along with increasing activity level and energy output is dehydration ? This can lead to cramps… ouch!

What Causes Cramps?

Causes of cramps can vary from person to person, but the following are common causes.

Muscle Fatigue

Overuse or fatigue of the muscles in the legs, especially during physical activity or exercise, can lead to cramps.


Inadequate fluid intake can result in an electrolyte imbalance, affecting muscle function and increasing the risk of cramps.

Mineral Imbalances

A deficiency in certain minerals like potassium, calcium, or magnesium can lead to muscle cramps. These minerals are essential for proper muscle contraction and relaxation.

Poor Blood Circulation

Reduced blood flow to the muscles can cause cramps. This can occur due to sitting or standing for long periods, especially in an awkward position.


Pregnant women may experience leg cramps due to changes in their body’s circulation, increased weight, and hormonal fluctuations.

Medical Conditions

Underlying medical conditions like peripheral artery disease, diabetes, or neurological disorders can contribute to leg cramps.

The Role of Your Paddington Chiropractor in Muscle Health

Our Chiropractors in Paddington offer more than just a simple remedy for back discomfort. We can also play a significant role in maintaining muscle health. Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments can alleviate muscle tension, promoting overall well-being.

A chiropractor’s expertise lies in the musculoskeletal system. Through precise adjustments, we can help restore balance to your body, similar to tuning an instrument. This not only corrects alignment issues but also eases cramped muscles.

Other Chiropractic Care to Help with Cramps

Here are some other strategies that can help alleviate cramps:

Using a Hot Pack

Apply a warm compress or a hot pack on the affected area. Heat can help relax muscles and alleviate cramps. Be cautious not to use excessive heat to avoid burns.

Doing Stretching Exercises

Gently stretch the affected muscle. Stretching can help relieve muscle tension and reduce cramping. Hold the stretch for at least 15-30 seconds, and repeat as needed. At Chiropractic Moves, we provide specific exercises to cater for your specific needs.


Massaging the cramped muscle can promote relaxation. Your chiropractor will be able to assist you with this.

Contact Us at Chiropractic Moves, Your Chiropractor in Paddington

If you are suffering from cramps, chiropractic care can be a valuable component of a holistic approach to addressing your leg cramps. It aims to correct the underlying musculoskeletal issues, improve nerve function, and provide patients with the tools and knowledge to reduce the risk of future cramps.

Give us a call to discuss your family chiropractic needs.


Suffering Leg Cramps?

Dr. Amanda O’Doherty

Hi, I’m Amanda. Chiropractor, mum, human body nerd, keen walker (with stroller of course) and social butterfly. I work with mothers and babies to help with underlying musculoskeletal issues of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding; so that mothers can gain confidence in their body for their birthing and breastfeeding journey.