Question by  Lila (30)

Why do my calves keep cramping?

My legs cramp up every time I stand. What's the deal?


Answer by  Specia1ist (6)

Despite the myths about hydration/salt electrolytes/potassium etc, cramp is plain and simply due to weak muscle groups (whilst keeping supple), build up the muscles you get cramp in and you'll notice a huge improvement

posted by Anonymous
Simply not true. Anyone can become susceptible to cramps regardless of the actual strength or weakness of the muscles involved.  add a comment

Answer by  whobesidesme (406)

Try eating a banana every morning. Drink more water. And stretch them throughout the day. Cramping can be caused by dehydration, but atrophied muscles can also attribute to it.


Answer by  sheryl (29)

You could be sitting wrong, thereby compressing a tendon or muscle. Don't sit with your legs or ankles crossed and sit up straight. Don't sit with one leg under your body. You could also be dehydrated. Drink plenty of liquids. Alcohol doesn't count.


Answer by  babilot (158)

A lot of times when you calves cramp up its because you dont drink enough water. Another reason is becuase of poor nutrition. If you've been working out a lot more than usual, your body probably isn't use to it, causing cramps.


Answer by  JennyBucks (63)

I would suggest that your cramps are caused by a shortage of potassium in your diet or by dehydration. You do not say if you are athletic, but either could be caused by poor diet or hydration or both.


Answer by  Kevkev (43)

Calve cramps can be caused by a deficiency of a number of things in your body. The number one cause is dehydration. Other causes are deficiencies in potassium and sodium. Try drinking water, eating bananas, and increasing your salt intake.

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