An effective stretching regimen to prevent nocturnal leg cramps.

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Abstract

Last year we published a randomised trial demonstrating that stretching before sleep reduces the frequency and severity of nocturnal leg cramps in older adults (Hallegraeff et al 2012). The results of that study align perfectly with the uncontrolled study of Daniell (1979). In a recent letter to this journal, Daniell and Pentrack (2013) proposed an alternative stretching procedure for preventing nocturnal leg cramps. Some major differences can be identified between their new stretching procedure and the procedure used in our study.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of physiotherapy
Volume59
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • leg cramps
  • prevention
  • stretching

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An effective stretching regimen to prevent nocturnal leg cramps. / Hallegraeff, Joannes; de Greef, Mathieu; van der Schans, Cees.

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