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What are some stretches to relieve inner thigh leg cramps?

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There are many different stretches that can relieve inner thigh leg cramps including lunges, standing adductor stretch, V-sit and the sitting stretch, according to Scott and White Healthcare. There are strengthening exercises that can help strengthen the inner thigh muscles so that they are less prone to intense cramping.

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To begin stretching the inner thigh muscles, it is recommended that the body be slightly warmed up either from walking or jogging, reports the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Begin inner thigh muscle stretches beginning with the simple lunge. For this stretch, place one leg in front of the other leg and bend down. This stretch should be repeated on both sides. Another stretch is the sitting stretch, which involves sitting on the floor with the spine aligned and both feet touching one another while the knees are pointed outward. Push down slightly on the knees and bounce them to feel the stretch.

For people who want to strengthen their inner thigh muscles and prevent cramps, the straight leg raise exercise is a good place to start, reports Scott and White Healthcare. With this exercise, lie on the side and then lift the bottom leg upward approximately 4 to 6 inches. The hips should be slightly forward and directly over top of one another. Both knees should face outward in the same direction. The movement of raising the lower leg upward should be repeated several times before switching to the other side.

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