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Muscle Cramps and Spasms. What to do?

Muscle Cramps and Spasms. What to do?

Muscle cramps are a pretty common malady. They generally affect the lower and upper leg calf, thighs, hands and feet. These cramps can affect just about any age group but a higher incident in people over 65.

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There are also various causes such as intense physical strain, poor circulation, being overweight and many other causes. You treat the cramps using massaging and heat along with stopping the activity that may have caused them. Prevention includes electrolyte consumption, hydration and stretching.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cramps most commonly afflict the upper and lower leg muscles but can appear elsewhere.
  • Muscle cramps are involuntary and painful muscle contractions lasting anywhere from seconds to minutes.
  • Cramps can be caused by overly vigorous exercise, low flexibility, poor circulation and other causes.

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"Muscle cramps and spasms will usually go away on their own but there are a few important steps you can take to decrease the severity and duration of them."

Read more: https://stretchcoach.com/articles/muscle-cramp/


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