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Remedies For How To Relieve A Muscle Cramp

Player catches a muscle cramp

How to Relieve a Muscle Cramp

Common causes and solutions

 

Symptoms

 

Most muscle cramps (also known as “charley horses") develop in the leg muscles, particularly in the calf. Besides the sudden, sharp pain, you might also feel or see a hard lump of muscle tissue beneath your skin that twitches.

 

Common Causes

 

Overuse of a muscle, dehydration, low electrolyte levels, muscle strain or simply holding a position for a prolonged period can cause a muscle cramp. In many cases, however, the cause isn’t known.

 

Although most muscle cramps are harmless, some may be related to an underlying medical condition, such as:

 

Bad circulation

Not enough stretching

Muscle fatigue

Working muscles too hard during exercise

Deficiency in magnesium and/or potassium

A spinal cord injury or pinched nerve in neck or back

Side effects of certain medications

Muscle Cramps are painful

 

 

Ways to prevent them

 

Try to relax and stretch your muscles out, especially before strenuous activity and within the affected areas.

 

Massage the muscle, put ice on it, and take a bath with Epsom salt added.

Epsom Salt product link
http://geni.us/EpsomSalt
Eat foods high in vitamins, magnesium, potassium, and calcium.

 

 

Stay well-hydrated.

 

  • Drink a glass of an electrolyte replenishment drink such as Parent’s Choice Pediatric Electrolyte with Zinc (available in the link below) grape, orange, cherry, & more flavors are available. Poweraid, Gatorade, and Water are also good alternatives

Product links:

Pediatric Electrolyte Drink

http://geni.us/ElectrolyteDrink

POWERADE Tropical Mango

http://geni.us/POWERADETropicalMango

Gatorade

http://geni.us/Gatorade

Drinking Water

http://geni.us/DrinkingWater

Vitamin Water

http://geni.us/vitaminwater

Massage the muscle cramp with green rubbing alcohol.

Product Link:
WintergreenRubbing
http://geni.us/WintergreenRubbing