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.

Remedies:

Soak in epsom salt solution
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Apply cold compress
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Effectiveness: 3.8  Popularity: 83  
Do massage
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Drink fluid
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Apply hot compress
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Stop the exercise which causes it
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Take yellow mustard
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Drink apple cider vinegar
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Rub clove oil
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Effectiveness: 3.2  Popularity: 35  
Eat potassium rich foods
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Take magnesium supplement
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Take ginger
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Eat calcium rich foods
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Take vitamin-E
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Effectiveness: 2.5  Popularity: 23  
Stretch the cramped muscle
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Effectiveness: 4.2  Popularity: 17  
Take pickle juice
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Take blackstrap molasses
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Apply rosemary essential oil
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