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Inner thigh cramps after doing turnout stretches?


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I was doing the frog and butterfly stretches when I started getting painful cramps in my inner thighs. Is it common/normal that the inner thighs would be worked too or am I stretching incorrectly? :nixweiss:

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Welcome to Ballet Talk for Dancers, MKat!


If you are tight in that area, it would be common for some stretching type minor pain, but I don't think you should get cramping. I would discontinue those stretches, especially the frog, which is one we don't recommend anyway because it is hard on the knees. The butterfly is more controlled stretching, but I would stop that too and see if the cramping goes away. After a few days very gently try again on that one. Just open the knees and press slightly down, but don't bounce it.

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