View Full Version : Why Is Cramping More Common In Cold Weather?

08-01-2002, 11:11 AM
If I bend my big toe upward while bending the remainder of my toes downward when it's warm, nothing happens. If I do this same procedure when it's cold out, my foot cramps and it becomes locked into this position. Why? Why would a few degrees difference in ambient temperature- not body temperature- cause something like this to happen??


08-01-2002, 11:43 AM
Did anyone else read: Why is camping more common in cold weather?
I don't go camping, ever, but I thought it was weird. Your OP makes mores sense this way.
I do think ambient temperature is a factor, since I always cramp a lot more in cold water when swimming in warm water.

08-01-2002, 01:15 PM
Calcium ingestion also can be a factor in muscle cramps. Do you eat more ice cream, drink more milk in summer than in winter?


08-01-2002, 01:19 PM
For me, it's hot weather. Depletion of salts, fluids, electrolytes or whatever. I've seen even pro atheletes have it a lot in warmer weather. (Esp. football in late summer.) Cold temps might mean that it takes longer to warm up and exercising with cold muscles Is Not A Good Thing.

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