Calf cramp

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Jun 2015
9:12am, 4 Jun 2015
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HELP advice please. I had a great (if cold) openwater swim last night - about 1,200m. When I was getting out of the water (scrambling onto the wooden jetty!) I got a very sore calf cramp, and my calf is still very sore today. I have one of my main o/w triathlon races on Sunday :-o what can I do to help my sore calf...... massage? ice? All advice welcome please kind fetchies.
Jun 2015
11:03pm, 4 Jun 2015
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Sorry, I know nothing about swimming but it may be worth looking at your diet, maybe a bit more salt to combat the cramp.

I'd massage it like mad in the interim & keep it warm, plenty of stretching & no ice.
Jun 2015
5:50pm, 5 Jun 2015
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Bump. I had a fairly painful calf cramp last night, which I though was worn off OK, but was quite sore when I got up. I've been wearing compression socks today and it is much improved. Though I'm not sure if it is down to the sock, or just a few hours passing.

Hope yours is better today.

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