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How to alleviate a charlie horse


(KTVI) – You know that awful feeling when you get a cramp in your leg or someplace else?

You’re thinking oh boy here comes a charlie horse.

Physical Therapist with SSM, Keith Cronin, stopped by the studio to talk about some of the remedies for these annoying cramps.

Muscle cramps are painful, and somewhat of a mystery in medicine.

Cronin demonstrated the proper methods for stretching to relieve camps while on the field or at home.

Cronin mentioned a few tricks to alleviate different types of cramps.

For example, for those who suffer from foot cramps, a frozen water bottle may help with day to day foot cramps.

Also, a bed sheet or towel may be used in the middle of the night to help alleviate a calf cramp.

SSM Physical Therapy
845 N. New Ballas, Suite 40
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
314-994-1367

For more information on Keith Cronin, visit: http://www.momsteam.com/blog/april-national-youth-sports-safety-month/physical-therapist-personal-sports-injury-history-prompted-career-choice