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What causes foot cramps after using an elliptical machine?

I also have developed seriously, amazingly painful calf cramps as well after discovering the elliptical. Is this just because I am new to the elliptical?

Wed. Aug 29, 4:14pm

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could be you're new, could have to do with the fact that one generally can't exercise in proper alignment/posture on an elliptical, so you're stressing things and they're not happy with you.

Could also be if you're a woman who's worn high heels for a while that your calf muscles have shortened, and it will take a long time for them to stretch out and for exercising to be less painful.

You might want to switch to walking instead of the elliptical.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 5:33 PM

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