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What causes muscle cramps and spasms during exercise?

What causes muscle cramps and spasms during exercise?

Fatigue, dehydration: Probably the most likely causes for muscle cramps is either fatigue or dehydration. I say several cases in the first football game of the season in the fourth quarter usually if you are not in optimal shape or you havent taken enough fluids the muscles will cramp. Better to try to avoid the problem in the first place. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What does it mean to have bad muscle cramps in back calves every morning?

What does it mean to have bad muscle cramps in back calves every morning?

Not normal: To have cramps on those area is not normal, do you do hard physical work or computer type a job, are healthy other wise , if the answer for the questions was no, please check it out, if yes do stretching exs for you back and legs .Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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How can I treat muscle cramps?

How can I treat muscle cramps?

Muscle spasms: If there is not a underlying disease that causes the cramping it can be treated with hydration, electrolyte replacement, use of magnesium oxide. ...Read more

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I have severe muscle cramps?

Muscle cramps: Many causes. After exercise due to poor stretching or buildup of lactic acid. Dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. Medications? If legs may suggest poor circulation. Smoker? ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for muscle cramps?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for muscle cramps?

Warm the muscle: Muscle cramps can be treated with heat, contrary to joints which we treat with ice. Other things to consider are electrolyte balance. Potassium is important. Gentle stretching and medications such as muscle relaxants may also help. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for muscle cramps & restless legs?

What are the best treatments for muscle cramps & restless legs?

Requip (ropinirole): Consider consulting with a physician regards the usage of this prescription for you condition. It is fda approved for treatment of restless leg syndrome. There is a dosage schedule for the first month, then the dosage remains constant from that point forward. Another consideration would be quinine sulfate, which is not longer fda approved for this condition, but the 324 mg. Version may work. ...Read more

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How do you cure muscle cramps while working out?

How do you cure muscle cramps while working out?

Hydrat/gater/k+: You need to keep well hydrated as you sweat water a lot, you also loose imp electrolyts and deplead glycogen and sugars. So gatorade i feel is best, can't stand the taste of powerade, also banannas for potassium. K+ is the crampings main culprit. Do it like the nfl, they get a shot every time they leave the field, don't wait until ur dehydrated, 2 late. Continuous intake. Studies = cold/warm same. ...Read more

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How to get rid of muscle cramps at night?

How to get rid of muscle cramps at night?

Let me try to help: Muscules cramps at night have many causes, we have to try to find the reason, if we can not her some view tips.Activities that might help prevent night leg cramps include, drinking plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, wearing shoes that have proper support, stretching your leg muscles, or riding a stationary bicycle, for a few minutes before you go to bed.Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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Can muscle cramps be a sign of drug allergy?

Possibly: Athough any medicine can cause almost any possible side effect, having muscle cramps result from a drug allergy would be on the unusual side. That being said, the statins for high cholesterol can cause muscle pain. But that isn't an allergy. Nevertheless, i would think about other possibilities first. I would recommend seeing your regular physician. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more