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Muscle Cramp

Muscle Cramp

It is defined as the sudden involuntary contraction of one or more muscles of your body. It can occur during sleep or in awake condition. It is the painful condition but usually harmless.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of muscle cramp include:Muscle cramps Symptoms Treatment

  • Sometime leg swelling also occur
  • Muscle weakness
  • Don’t improve with self-care
  • Cause discomfort
  • Skin changes
Causes

Below mention are the causes of muscle cramps;

  • Dehydration
  • Muscle strain
  • Holding a position for prolonged period
  • Reduce blood supply
  • Nerve compression
  • Reduce mineral in body like potassium, calcium, and magnesium
Treatment

Muscle cramp can be treated at home with self-care. Your doctor might recommend you a muscle stretching exercise which help to increase the blood flow in the leg.

Lifestyle and home remedies

If you have a cramp, these home remedies will reduce your discomfort and pain:

  • Massage the muscle
  • Stretched the affect muscle
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
  • Use heating pad
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