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10-02-2009, 11:52 PM
recently ive started getting really bad cramps in my calves and the underarch of my foot when doing my mma classes.the pain is so bad it normally locks my legs out and feels like somethings going to pop out of it.ive been training in muay thai for 16 years and bjj for 6 and run every second day and have never had these problems till a few months ago.has anyone else had this problem and knows a remedy?or does anyone know what it is and do i need to see a doctor?im thinking theres a chance it could be bad circulation but i eat right and i have a high level of fitness so im hoping its not,and if it is how can i stop this?
11-02-2009, 10:14 AM
There are 2 points that are very effective in the treatment of cramp - especially in the legs:
Du26 (aka GV26) - Located in the depression below the septum, 2/3 of the way up.
This is the filtrum (the little groove/dent just below your nose)
GB34 - Located below and in front of the head of the fibula. (On the side of your leg about 1 inch below the level of the bottom of your knee cap)
You use the points push your finger in and rub.
Mumbo-Jumbo? Rob T thinks it is ;) but I mentioned the use of Du26 to a pregnant woman a few years ago who was not slepping because of terrible calf cramps (when my wife and I were attending ante-natal classes) - the following week she thanked me for letting her have a full night's sleep again.
Something else worth considering is your potassium level.
If you are training hard - thereby losing a lot of salt through perspiration - potassium levels can be reduced. There is clear research and evidence linking low potassium levels to cramp.
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