Calf Stretch to Prevent Leg Cramps

What can you do about leg cramps while running? Watch this video for an exercise that will stretch your calf muscles and reduce tension.

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CALVES

Exercise step by step

  1. Objective: Stretching the calve muscles to prevent painful tension and cramps.
    Stretching of calve muscles diagram - Elastoplast
  2. Starting Position: Stand facing a wall in stepping position keeping the heel of your rear leg on the floor.

    Movement: Move your pelvis and upper body slowly forwards until you feel the stretching in your calf. Hold this position for 20–30 seconds.
    Repeat 3 times on each side.

    Stand facing wall in stepping position - Elastoplast
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Flex and stretch the position of your knee to exercise in different directions of the muscle fibres.
Before you begin any of these exercise routines, be sure to check with your doctor. Once you have your doctor’s approval, begin exercising slowly and stop if you feel any pain or discomfort. Make sure to rest if you feel you are overexerting yourself.
 

Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Important: consult a health professional in case of an injury or if you suspect overuse of joints or a medical condition such as a fracture. A physician should be consulted in those acute cases when the condition is accompanied by reddening, swelling or hyperthermia of joints, ongoing joint trouble or severe pain and/or are associated with neurological symptoms (e.g. numbness, tingling, loss of motion).

For further information regarding Elastoplast products, please contact us via email on anz.consumerservices@beiersdorf.com. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products‘ packages.


Calf Stretch to Prevent Leg Cramps - Exercise Video