9:12am, 4 Jun 2015
EllemHELP 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 what can I do to help my sore calf...... massage? ice? All advice welcome please kind fetchies.
11:03pm, 4 Jun 2015
ogeeSorry, 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.
5:50pm, 5 Jun 2015
DvorakBump. 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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