I have been walking 4-6 miles, 5 days a week for the last 3 years and every once in a while I get cramps in my shin and ankles that unless I stop every block or so do not let up. I warm up, I have good shoes, I do everything that people suggest and it still happens. I find that it is worse when I ovulate and when I'm on my period. I eat a healthy diet and drink lots of water (with a once in a while splurge) I have a small bunion on the leg that cramps worse and wonder if that has something to do with it. I sometimes have to sit down,take my shoes off and bend my toes down to get any relief. Its frustrating and would love some insight, stretches, etc...
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replied May 13th, 2010
I don't know if your cramps are caused by the same problem as mine but I thought it might possibly be related. I take a fluid pill daily and found that drinking lots of water did not help to reduce muscle cramps that began occurring. So I bought a potassium supplement. That did not help either. I began drinking about 8- 20 ounces of Gatorade a day to restore my electrolyte balance and the cramps went away. So you might want to try this.
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