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How can tight calf and leg muscles with cramps in the groin be treated?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

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Posted on Wed, 5 Sep 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: what is the quickest way to relieve very tight calve and leg muscles, even cramping in groin and hamstring area ?
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Oral muscle relaxants will help.

Detailed Answer:


-To relieve the tight muscles.
-Have Rest.
-Icing of hamstrings.
-If pain, take anti-inflammatory drugs and local gel. Oral muscle relaxants will also help.
-Stretching of hamstrings by pulling both legs towards chest with hands below knees.

Prevention of such cramps-

-Take enough calcium, Vit D and B complex vitamins.
-Do stretching for 15 minutes before you exercise.
-Use proper shoes.
-Strengthening your hamstrings.
-Get serum electrolyte levels checked.

In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.

Take care

Dr Praveen Tayal

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