Our muscles alternately contract and relax as we move our limbs. A muscle cramp is forcibly contracted the unrelaxed muscle. Muscle cramps cause is visible or palpable hardened muscle.

 

Muscle cramps are extremely common in all age groups, and each experiences a cramp at some time in their life with most frequently with aged ones. However, children may also experience cramps.
Muscle cramps are caused by excessively excited nerves that stimulate the muscles. This can occur due to nerve and/or muscle; dehydration injury, low blood levels of calcium, magnesium, or potassium.  Deficiencies of certain vitamins, including B1, B5, and B6, can also cause muscle cramps.

 

Following are symptoms of Muscle cramps:

 

•    Local pain

•    Tenderness

•    Firmness in the muscle involved



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