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Cause Of the Pain After Cramps?


Does anyone know what causes the pain from cramps?

To explain: not while the muscle is actually cramping, but afterward. I got a cramp in my calf today that lasted only 1 second, but hours later and I can still barely walk on it.

Why does the muscle hurt so long after it cramps, i.e., what is causing the pain?

I can understand if it was one of those 30 second marathon cramps, but this was just for a split second.

Anyone know the science behind it?



Maybe you injured it. No way to know from here, but sounds like it could be a tear.