Overcoming Swollen Calves And Cramps After Exercising?

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Hello, I am a student who participates in basketball extracurricular activities. After playing my calf muscles go up, but what’s different from the usual one is that there is swelling at the bottom of the calf that should be swelling. Happens right in the calf. I want to know how to deal with this swelling, thank you.

1 Answer:

Hello Olive,

Thank you for the question.

Swollen calves and cramps after exercise can occur due to regular muscle cramps. However, it could also, this complaint arises due to other reasons, for example dehydration, electrolyte balance disorders, ligament injury, inflammation or dislocation of joints, bursitis, vascular disorders, nerve disorders, infections, and many other possible triggers.

As an initial effort, so that the swelling and cramps subside, you can do first:

 Warm compresses on your calf while straightened higher up. Do not carelessly massage or manipulate excessive calves that are swollen and cramps Loosen your pants and footwear Drink more water or isotonic drinks Apply a pain reliever on your calf if needed , if in 1-2 days the swelling and cramps do not improve, meaning that you need to further check your complaints to the doctor or sports medicine doctor. Concerned, your condition occurs related to tissue injury which is more serious and requires further treatment from a doctor.

Hope this helps ...

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