Calf Muscle Injuries

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  1. CIKid***

    CIKid*** Banned Banned

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    I don't know why but I randomly get these calf muscle strains and the pain is unbearable. I really don't think I have a low calcium diet but maybe I do.

    Does anyone have any tips on how to prevent them? They seem to happen at random moments (putting on socks for example)
     
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    drink more water. add some potassium to your diet. magnesium wouldn't hurt either. Also might want to stretch you calf muscles and feet a bit. I've found stretching my feet (or having my massage therapist do it) has helped a lot. and of course, massage doesn't hurt.
     
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    stretching will go along way also drink more water eat bananas and potato
     
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    per the recommendations of a local health food store, i supplement branch chain amino acids after every hard workout session involving my legs and i havent had any additional problems.

    I used to get shin splints or upper calf pains that were so unbearable i could barley walk, and i lived in an upstairs apartment.
     

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