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Dr. Brims
Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
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Experience:  U.S. Licensed Physician, general surgery and internal medicine experience
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My calves and thighs have been locking up on me every now

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Hello! My calves and thighs have been locking up on me every now and then when I practice. I am a very active person (division 1 athlete), and have a routine i go through every day to warm up. My legs don't tighten up every time i practice, but it does happen often. It is almost like a gamble... I begin practicing and just hope they don't tighten up.. sometimes they do, sometimes they dont Just wanted to do a little research on my own as to why this could be happening.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: No swelling. It really only gets better when i stop running. Over time I have gotten used to playing through the pain so i usually just do the whole practice, but it does really affect my level of playing.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not really. I am generally pretty healthy, always have been. Great, thanks!
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 4 months ago.

Welcome to the site. I'm Dr Brims and will be happy to help

How old are you?

Do you take any medication?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
20, no medications!
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 4 months ago.

I see, these sound like cramps, and are likely due to insufficient hydration prior to exercise

It may also be a case of fitness

You need to make sure you practice adequately before exercise and drink plenty of fluids

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Will do! Thanks for the help
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 4 months ago.

You're welcome. If you still have questions on this topic feel free to ask.

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