Cramping is an involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax. Muscle cramping may occur during exercise, at rest, at night based on the exact cause. Typically cramps are abrupt and cause intense pain. Most muscle cramps occur in the leg muscles and result in a small lump of muscle beneath the skin
HOW IS CRAMPING DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will usually diagnose cramping by physical examination. Other tests include:
1. Blood test
3. Kidney function test
4. Thyroid test
5. Pregnancy test
HOW IS CRAMPING TREATED?
Treatment for cramping includes using pain killers and ointments that ease the muscle congestion. In some cases, doctors may also suggest massage therapy and advice that diets be altered to provide reinforcement to the muscles.
DID YOU KNOW?
Athletes should perform warm-up and cool-down exercises before and after the main exercise or sports activity in order to prevent cramping