Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Muscle Cramp

Muscle Cramp

Muscle cramp is the sudden, involuntary contraction of muscle which does not relax, and is accompanied by a sudden burst of pain. It can be caused by muscle strain, sudden movement after idling, dehydration, ion imbalance, etc. It is usually harmless and ceases after a few minutes.

Most muscle cramps develop in the leg muscles, particularly in the calf. Besides the sudden, sharp pain, you might also feel or see a hard lump of muscle tissue beneath your skin.


Soak in epsom salt solution  Popularity: 105  Effectiveness: 3.5  
Apply cold compress  Popularity: 83  Effectiveness: 3.8  
Do massage  Popularity: 67  Effectiveness: 3.8  
Drink fluid  Popularity: 66  Effectiveness: 3.5  
Apply hot compress  Popularity: 65  Effectiveness: 2.9  
Stop the exercise which causes it  Popularity: 60  Effectiveness: 3.8  
Take yellow mustard  Popularity: 43  Effectiveness: 3.7  
Drink apple cider vinegar  Popularity: 35  Effectiveness: 3.4  
Rub clove oil  Popularity: 35  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Eat potassium rich foods  Popularity: 35  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Take magnesium supplement  Popularity: 29  Effectiveness: 3.1  
Take ginger  Popularity: 28  Effectiveness: 3.3  
Eat calcium rich foods  Popularity: 25  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Take vitamin-E  Popularity: 23  Effectiveness: 2.5  
Stretch the cramped muscle  Popularity: 17  Effectiveness: 4.2  
Take pickle juice  Popularity: 8  Effectiveness: 3.6  
Take blackstrap molasses  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Apply rosemary essential oil  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  

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