Muscle Cramp

muscle cramp

What is Muscle Cramp

A muscle cramp is a forced contract muscle that does not relax. When we use our muscles, we are able to control the muscle contracting and relaxing voluntarily. Sometime a muscle that involuntarily contracts is in a “spasm.” If the spasm is forceful and sustained then it becomes a cramp.

Muscle cramps can last anywhere for a long time. A cramp to reoccur multiple times until it goes away is very common. The cramp may involve a part of a muscle, the entire muscle, or several muscles that usually act together, such as those that flex adjacent fingers. Cramps are extremely common and almost everyone experiences a cramp at some time in their life.

Symptoms of Muscle Cramp

  • Unable to relax your muscle


Causes of Muscle Cramp

  • Vigorous activity
  • Dehydration
  • Low blood calcium, magnesium
  • Low potassium


Treatment for Muscle Cramp

  • Stretching
  • Injection


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6471 2691, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for for Ankle Pain or for an appointment or question about muscle cramp.


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