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How to Prevent and Treat Muscle Cramps

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If you’ve ever experienced the sudden sharp pain of a muscle cramp, you know just how debilitating it can be. Most muscle cramps last under 15 minutes but they can recur often and decrease your mobility if left untreated. This cramping is a signal that your body may not be getting the proper nutrients it needs. Here’s how you can prevent and treat muscle cramps to relieve the pain.

Common Causes of Muscle Cramps

There are numerous causes for painful muscle cramps. Dehydration is one of the most common causes. If you sweat profusely from being outdoors or exercising, you can lose sodium and electrolytes. This causes fluid shifts that lead to cramping. Failing to stretch before and after a workout can also cause muscles to tighten and become inflamed.

Chronic conditions such as kidney disorders and diabetes can also be responsible for muscle cramping. Pregnancy can create spasms in the legs, feet and back. Some medications can cause side effects that lead to cramping.

At-Home Treatment for Muscle Cramps

There are a few things you can do at home to help treat muscle cramps. You may receive relief by soaking in a hot bath with Epsom salt or applying a heating pad. Gentle stretching can loosen the tight muscles to relieve the pain. Drink plenty of water and eat fruits and vegetables containing potassium and magnesium to help prevent muscle cramps from developing. If you’re taking medications, you may want to consult with your doctor to check for electrolyte imbalances.

Professional Treatment Solutions for Muscle Cramps

Severe muscle cramps can limit your mobility for days or weeks. If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to relieve the pain, there are professional treatment solutions available to relax and soothe tight muscles. At Hanowell Spine Clinic, we offer options such as myofascial release techniques and injections to decrease pain and improve your mobility. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Hanowell Spine Clinic, LLC.

4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Phone: (770) 787- 3550
FAX: (770) 787- 2304
Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (770) 787- 3550

Fax: (770) 787- 2304

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