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
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