26 Apr 2017

Barangaroo Runners – How To Tell The Difference Between A Calf Cramp And A DVT?

Have you been making the most of the Barangaroo Reserve running route? Or testing yourself on the Barangaroo stairs? A common complaint among runners is cramping in the calves. But how do you tell the difference between a straight forward calf cramp and a more serious injury like a DVT? A DVT (deep vein thrombosis) […]

1 Nov 2016

Muscle cramps – An Interesting New Theory For A Cure

Muscle Cramp Cure: An unexpected benefit of spicy food? As long as people have played sports, unexpected muscle cramps have been an Achilles’ heel for everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors. For a long time it was thought that a cramp was the result of a muscle that was dehydrated, magnesium deficient, starved of […]

5 Sep 2016

Muscle Cramp – A Common Complaint That We Don’t Quite Know Enough About PART 2

Whilst there is no recipe detailing proven strategies for preventing calf cramp, if we consider the neuromuscular theory of cramp, reducing the effect of fatigue through endurance training and conditioning makes sense. Whilst an incremental approach to running (i.e. avoiding zero to hero in a week) and getting miles under the belt is very important […]

3 Sep 2016

Cramps During Pregnancy

It’s the middle of the night, you’ve finally gotten comfortable, you don’t need to get up and go to the bathroom and then it hits. CRAMP! That sharp spasm pain in the calf that can radiate up through the legs and that needs to be stretched now.  Starting in the second trimester, around the 19 […]

2 Aug 2016

Muscle Cramp – A Common Complaint That We Don’t Quite Know Enough About

Are you someone who has stumbled your way to the end of an endurance race in the presence of calf cramping? You’re not alone – up to 50% of marathon runners are known to cramp up during a race. This high percentage might reflect the elusiveness surrounding its cause. Different theories have been documented; however […]

15 Sep 2014

Muscle Cramps?

We have all had them, but exactly what is a cramp, what causes a cramp, and what do they mean? A muscle cramp is an involuntary, often painful, spasm of a muscle. These spasms last from a few seconds to minutes. The muscles of the foot and calf are most commonly affected. What causes a […]