Suffering Leg Cramps?
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.
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.
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.
Underlying medical conditions like peripheral artery disease, diabetes, or neurological disorders can contribute to leg cramps.
Consult Your Paddington Chiropractor
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.
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.