Muscle cramps is a relatively common problem where there is a kind of sudden spasm and shooting pain in the muscles. This is also referred to as Charley Horse and happiness because of vitamin deficiency, over exercising, wrong technique, etc. Symptoms here include a sudden or shooting pain in the legs, especially the calves and the thighs - which happens mostly in the morning.
HOW IS MUSCLE CRAMPS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done via X-rays or CT scan based on the symptoms. The GP would also check for tightness in the muscles.
HOW IS MUSCLE CRAMPS TREATED?
Treatment for cramps in muscles include physiotherapy to help ease the muscles and relax them. Massage techniques are recommended to along with using anti-inflammatory ointments to reduce the pain. Warm and cooling down before exercise sessions are advised to.
DID YOU KNOW?
Muscle Cramps can be prevented by lowering the intake of food and drink that contains caffeine such as coffee and chocolate.