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Treat Muscle Cramps Creatine
Muscle cramps: Creatine monohydrate supplements can enhance muscle metabolism and may prevent the development of muscle cramps in patients undergoing hemodialysis for kidney disease . In healthy individuals, high creatine levels may cause numerous unwanted effects. Rather than using it for muscle cramp treatment, engage in proper workout routines which minimize cramps. Consult a doctor before using creatine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Creatine can be an effective part of an aggressive strength training program, but you have to use it carefully. You don't simply take it and wait to get stronger, you have to put in the extra work that it allows you to do. The biggest mistake people make with creatine is to not hydrate properly and when they don't - cramps and kidney failure can occur. ...Read more
I have muscle cramps at night in the calf and it is extremely painful. Is there any way to treat this.
Yes: First, see your physician for a thorough history and physical examination. If other diagnoses have been ruled out( blood clots, gastroc muscle strains, etc.) than certain medications can be very helpful.Best of Luck! ...Read more
No: Valarian emerged in the 16th century as a helpful herb for sleep, anxiety, & stress but it has not proven to be of use for dengue, alias "break bone fever" so called for the power of the shaking chills sometimes experienced with the illness. Avoid Aspirin for muscle cramps (already risk of bleeding with dengue) & use tylenol for pain & fever instead. Massage & fluids will help muscle cramps. ...Read more
Likely electrolytes: Other than normal stiffness or a localized "charleyhorse",you should not have generalized muscle cramps.Most likely cause is an electrolyte imbalance / deficiency.If you did not have this in training and your longest run was at least 20 miles, then do this: review your fluid and food/gel intake for both.You may see a difference in water/energy drinks/gels which could lead to deficiency. Also,heat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Magnesium: Magnesium is a mineral involved in over 400 different processes in the body. Among other things, magnesium allows muscles to achieve a neutral, relaxed state. Try magnesium oxide 250 or 400 mg tabs. Dosage will be the amount it takes to relieve muscle cramps without giving loose stools. The only side effect from magnesium, if you have normal kidneys, is diarrhea and then only if you take too much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A possible cause: One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 65% of the time, people with varicose veins will have leg cramps. Although there are many other possible causes, as others have said, if you have any visible veins in your legs, you should see a venous specialist (phlebologist) for help. Tired muscles or an an electrolyte imbalance can be a cause. ...Read more
Strange and vague: The symptoms are strange and vague symptoms which would require more than an answer in this forum. ...Read more
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