Muscle Cramp Symptoms
Most muscle cramps (sudden sharp and lasting pains) develop in the leg muscles, particularly in the calf. The unlucky victim may also feel or see a hard lump beneath the skin. It is a “seizing” or “bunching” of muscle tissue, and it doesn’t happen only to athletes. Furthermore, I usually get cramps in my feet and toes. Some people get spasms in their backs. IT HURTS!!!! Consequently, I explored why we get cramps and what to do about them. Then, I thought I might as well share the wealth of information with you!
Below, we’ll explore a few causes and solutions, based largely on publications by the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, and Healthline. As usual, I’m sharing food images, especially for people for whom English is not a first language or who have dyslexia or other impediments to reading easily.
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