Cramping is defined as an acute or sharp pain in the muscles, which usually happens in the abdomen region, legs or other parts of the body. Sharp and shooting pain along with evident trouble zones is the easiest way to understanding cramping. Sometimes, the cause can be internal while other times excessive sports or injuries may lead to cramping.
HOW IS CRAMPING DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of muscle cramping is straightforward. The General Physician will be able to easily diagnose a muscle cramp based on the symptoms
HOW IS CRAMPING TREATED?
Treatment of the condition can be done at home if the cramping is mild, while pain relievers can help in numbing the pain. Further, antacids to release gas build up and medication or physiotherapy for muscle contractions can help in treating the cause of the cramps.
DID YOU KNOW?
Severe cramping during pregnancy can be signs of underlying problems e.g. constipation and urinary tract infection. It can also be signs of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy which would require immediate medical attention.