About Muscle Cramps

About Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps are painful, but they can be prevented.

Causes of Cramps

A cramp is when the muscle spasm is “forceful and sustained”.  Spasms and cramps are painful.  The most common locations for cramps and spasms are the quadriceps, calves, hamstrings, back, hands, arms, and feet.  It is thought that cramps can come from fatigued muscles and not enough stretching.  Overexertion, poor fitness, and dehydration are other potential causes.  Medications can deplete the body of magnesium, sodium, and potassium, which can lead to cramps.  Certain injuries and medical conditions can also lead to cramps and spasms.1 Read more.


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