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Old 09-17-12, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by techikson View Post
Wow - just came across this thread. I'm a biker, typically about 75-100 miles per week. The symptoms that have been described are precisely what I have. A cramp-like feeling in the quads from walking downstairs or downhill, and usually worse when I travel. it's not a true cramp, as the pain is not a sudden contraction. Rather, it builds slowly and feels like a cramp, which can be relieved to some extent by stretching the quad and rest. I've yet to find a cure, but will definitely work on the stretching and other methods described here. Thanks.
Hi Tech

Yup, not a true cramp but comes on slowly till it's an unbearable pain. I have found I can run around okay for a good hour with the kids but a downhill walk or flight of steps and I'm in bits********** All the above remedies do help but it never completely goes away.....
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