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Medicine for tired calf muscle at knee

gud morning doc i have a problem about my knee at calf muscle every this knee at calf are very tired specialy wen im walking doc wht is the best medicine for tired calf muscle at knee
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Most possibly, it could be a cramp in the calf muscle. Though there are numerous causes for muscle cramps,generally these cramps are related to muscle fatigue.

A few activities that might help prevent leg cramps include:
• Drinking plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration
• Stretching your leg muscles or riding a stationary bicycle for a few minutes before you go to exercise
• Massaging the cramped muscle with your hands or with ice
• These cramps at times may be associated with POTASSIUM deficiency and so foods such as bananas, potatoes and dried fruit are to be taken as dietary supplement.
• Also, calcium fortified foods like seafood and fish, almonds, flaxseed, oats, sesame seeds can help to stave off muscle pain & spasm.
• Avoid acidic foods and drinks like tomatoes and vinegar which blocks the body’s natural ability to absorb calcium leading to muscle aches & muscle fatigue.

If your symptoms are recurring in nature, consult a neurophysician for further evaluation and management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 20 Mar 2014
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