How to reduce the likelihood of calf cramps in pregnancy:
- Keep well hydrated and participate in regular exercise to keep the blood flowing around your body and reduce the likelihood of painful spasms in the legs.
- Daily calf stretches to help lengthen the tight calf muscles.
- Massage your calf muscles or apply a heat pack to the back of your legs.
- Compression socks to help with venous return.
Ideally hold the stretch for 30 seconds
Repeat 2-3 times
Complete this once to twice per day.
This will help lengthen your muscles and help to reduce muscle cramping.
If you have suffering from cramps in pregnancy, our team at Pelvic Health is here to help.