Muscle Cramps

Summarized by Plex Health
Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Muscle cramps are sudden, involuntary tightenings or spasms in several of your muscles. Some people get muscle cramps, particularly leg cramps, in the evening. Reasons for muscle cramps consist of: Overusing a muscle or straining. Often the reason for muscle cramps is unknown. Anybody can get muscle cramps, but they are more common in some people: Older adults; People that are overweight; Athletes; Pregnant women; People with particular clinical conditions, such as thyroid and nerve disorders. Muscle cramps are usually harmless, and they vanish after a few mins. You ought to contact your health treatment provider if the cramps: Are serious; Happen regularly; Don't get better with stretching and drinking sufficient liquids; Last a lengthy time; Are come with by swelling, soreness, or a feeling of heat; Are come with by muscle weakness.

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