Reason and tips to cure muscle cramps anytime anywhere

A muscle or leg cramp is a strong and painful tightening of muscle which comes rapidly and lasts from a few seconds to some minutes. It often happens in the legs. A muscle cramp is also known as charley horse.

Muscle Cramp

General Causes of leg cramps:

  • Abnormal nerve activity during sleep
  • Excessive strain placed on leg muscles such as when exercising
  • A sudden restriction in the blood delivery to the affected musclesmuscle cramps

Other causes are:

  • Dehydration
  • Pregnancy
  • liver disease
  • Some kinds of medication, such as statins (medicines which help lower cholesterol levels)

Ways to stop muscle cramp:

  • Stretch and massage the muscle
  • Take a warm shower or place a heating pad on the muscle
  • Use ice or cold pack (Always keep a cloth between ice pack and your skin)
  • Drink plenty of liquids and juices
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