[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
I’ve never had a calf cramp in my entire life. Not even after my hellish calf sessions this past Summer.
But I can sort of guess what one feels like. I’d train my calves so hard they’d be so swollen that they felt like they were going to burst, and I was unable to walk or breathe momentarily. [/quote]
I came here to post again just to say that calf cramps hurt even worse than a calf sprain.
I’ve sprained both my calves at different times, the most recently 5 weeks ago, and of course it hurt, and I had to see a doctor and then limp up until a week ago and I am pretty sure I’ll never do calf raises again (that’s how I busted it 5 weeks ago) and STILL I’d have to say that a calf cramp makes me writhe and moan and gasp to a much greater degree than the sprain…heck, the sprain, though of course much more damaging, made me hop around saying “Aw shit!” more than anything. Though of course I couldn’t walk right for 4 weeks and stretching it showed me how much pain there was.
I’m surprised calf and hamstring cramps don’t actually cause trauma to the muscle…I mean like equivalent to a sprain.