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Hydrate Muscle cramps are a common complaint among runners and other athletes. One study found that 27 percent of runners and walkers experienced abdominal cramps while exercisin…   Read More

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Konrad Gesner, 1551 Tiger Balm is a heat rub manufactured in Singapore that was developed in the 1870’s by a Burmese herbalist, and has since evolved into different formulas fo…   Read More

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Thomas Onwhyn, 1857 Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, is a naturally occurring mineral commonly used in farming, gardening, bath salts and aquariums. Epsom salt is also used in …   Read More

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Drink water A muscle cramp is the painful condition that occurs when a muscle contracts involuntarily and forcefully. Almost everyone experiences a muscle cramp at least once in…   Read More

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    The only thing I have found that works for muscle cramps is an immediate high does of calcium. For example, I would take about 6 capsules of calcium at one time and within a f... Read Full Post
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What are cramps?

An involuntary muscle contraction or spasm that causes pain causes a cramp. Sometimes they are a mere nuisance. But if you're swimming in deep water and your foot cramps up, well, you have a problem. Muscle cramps can cause serious pain and render the victim unable to use the muscle at all. Even the grisliest footballer can be disabled by a muscle cramp. Dehydration is a common cause of muscle cramps; they can also be a side effect of medication. Muscle cramps can usually be dealt with at home and we have some suggestions here at GrannyMed. But you should see a doctor if you have a recurring, persistent problem with muscle cramps.


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