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Having sciatic, disc problems. Cramps on right peroneus longus muscle after a long drive. Solution?

I started a new job yesterday coming back home i have to drive 2h and 30 minutes on heavy traffic. Yesterday close to mmid night a have very strong cramps on my right peroneus longus muscle. It was the longes cramp that i had. What can i do to avoid cramps?I have to drive this time every day probably on friday is about 3 h 30 min of heavy traficc. I am a 53 years old female. With disk problems and sciatic problems. thank you
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for writing to us.

Bend the knee and point down the ankle to shorten the muscle for about 3 minutes so it can relax. Massage the calf muscle. Then slowly straighten the knee. When you sit with the knee bent for an extended period of time, it decreases the circulation but partly cutting off the artery at the back of the knee. In the future, pull over at least once an hour and get out and walk around. However, leg cramps can be a sign or a nutritional deficiency or kidney problems, so be sure to talk to your doctor if you get them frequently. Also a heating pad to the calf or 15 minute soak in a warm bath should help.

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Answered: Fri, 23 Aug 2013
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