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Subject Topic: Cramp - a Munro too far! Post Reply Post New Topic
11/9/2010 at 5:11pm
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Just returned from a few days at Kinlochewe where we had a failed attempt at reaching the top of Slioch. We were on the final stage before the ascent to the summit, when I started to get severe cramp in my thighs. Mrs. Lightning also managed to twist her knee, so we thought it wise to return.

My cramp was extremely painful for a while but gradually eased, although Mrs.L's knee was still sore.

So, has anyone got advice for avoiding cramp during climbs?
We're both fit, both near 60 and do a lot of moderate hill walking. We took plenty of water - though perhaps more would have helped. Slioch was just a Munro too far for us.

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11/9/2010 at 7:10pm
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Not really certain but I vaguely remember my brother saying he put a bit of salt and sugar in his water. He had the tip from my father as a help against cramps.

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15/9/2010 at 8:55pm
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 Tonic water works for me, was advised of this "cure" by a pharmacist...... and an old sea dog, you can but give it a try!

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16/9/2010 at 8:55am
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I suffer quite a lot from cramps and I can also recommend tonic water - it works for me

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18/9/2010 at 2:22pm
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never heard of that one im gonna give a go..and its cheap.thanks

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18/9/2010 at 5:05pm
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Potassium is good for cramp a banana will relieve them almost immediately. My husband gets cramp a lot. He swears by bananas. Or calcium in tablet form.


20/9/2010 at 12:41pm
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thanks i will try that as well...

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14/11/2010 at 7:48pm
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 Its the quinine in tonic water that helps. You can get tablet form if your cramps are severe.


15/11/2010 at 10:31am
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You can also buy some tablets from the chemist called Crampex, hubby used to take them when he was doing heavy work in the building trade which caused him to suffer cramp in his calf muscles after climbing ladders numerous times during the day carrying heavy loads. Also good for relieving night cramps.

Julia



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16/11/2010 at 11:36pm
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I always have a banana on a walk in morning and an apple for afternoon. Oh! and of course a lovely sandwich and cereal bar for pudding at lunch time. Lots of water too. Oh and maybe a fluff covered toffee, Werthers are nice.



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