Patient reviews for Doctors for Cramping in Anakaputhur, Kanchipuram
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A cramp is a sudden, involuntary muscle contraction or over shortening; while generally temporary and non-damaging, they can cause mild-to-excruciating pain, and a paralysis-like immobility of the affected muscle(s). Onset is usually sudden, and it resolves on its own over a period of several seconds, minutes, or hours. Cramps may occur in a skeletal muscle or smooth muscle. Skeletal muscle cramps may be caused by muscle fatigue or a lack of electrolytes (e.g., low sodium, low potassium, or low magnesium). Cramps of smooth muscle may be due to menstruation or gastroenteritis.
HOW IS CRAMPING DIAGNOSED?
Physical examination by a general physician is done on the spot of the cramping. If it is abdominal cramping then a USG may be suggested. If the cramps are in the legs then the doctor may take an x-ray to see tissue or muscle damage.
HOW IS CRAMPING TREATED?
Stretching, massage and drinking plenty of fluid, such as water, may be helpful in treating simple muscle cramps. With exertional heat cramps due to electrolyte abnormalities (primarily sodium loss and not calcium, magnesium, and potassium) appropriate fluids and sufficient salt improves symptoms. Quinine is likely to be effective; however, due to side effects, its use should only be considered if other treatments have failed. Vitamin B complex, naftidrofuryl, lidocaine, and calcium channel blockers may be effective for muscle cramps. Research has also shown that pickle juice can be an effective remedy based on its high sodium and electrolyte content. Cyclobenzaprine (Flexoril) has proven effective in preventing muscle cramps, although data suggests that effectiveness decreases when taken for more than several weeks
DID YOU KNOW?
Abdominal cramping is one of the most common forms of cramping in women during the periods.