Calf Cramp Treatment Brisbane

Most people have experienced a sudden awakening at night due to their calf muscle seizing and leaving them in an incredible amount of pain and discomfort. Calf cramps are common, are caused by a number of factors, and may be treatable with the help of a chiropractor. Dr Miki Humphrey helps her patients with in-clinic chiropractic techniques and also provides advice for at-home treatment. Visit Dr Miki in the CBD to discuss calf cramp treatment Brisbane

What is a Calf Cramp?

A cramp, or muscle spasm, refers to the involuntary, sudden and severe contraction of a muscle. Cramps, while common in the calf, can happen to any muscle and can resolve immediately, or days later.

What Causes Severe Leg Cramps at Night?

Cramps can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Dehydration
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Improper stretching
  • Fatigue
  • Medication side effects and,
  • Nerve irritation

No matter the cause, muscle spasms may respond well to chiropractic treatment and dry needling.

Determining the Cause

Often, cramps that occur in the hamstring, feet or calf muscles, are a result of dehydration, fatigue or an electrolyte imbalance. These underlying causes of a muscle spasm often result in a cramp that lasts from seconds to several minutes.

Calf Cramp Treatment Brisbane

calf cramp treatment brisbane 1Chiropractic adjustments can help you avoid muscle tightness and imbalances that cause spasms. These hands-on adjustments work to take any pressure off the nerves and soft tissues in the body and as a result, reduce the likelihood of muscle spasms.

Your chiropractor may advise on the correct nutrition needed to combat involuntary muscle spasms. Whether that’s drinking more water, consuming more vitamins, or eating a balanced diet, you can work directly with your chiropractor to determine the solution. Depending on the cause, you may also require massage therapy to help relax the muscles that are cramping.

Dr Miki can also provide you with daily stretches to help reduce muscle tightness and combat unwanted muscle cramps.

Contact Dr Miki for Calf Cramp Treatment Brisbane!

Don’t just suffer from frequent calf or leg cramps, get professional advice from Dr Miki Humphrey, at her Brisbane CBD chiropractic clinic.  If you suffer from regular muscle spasms and would like help, feel free to make a booking or get in touch today.

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