Health Tip: When Muscle Cramps Become Worrisome
-- While a muscle in spasm can be extremely painful, it usually doesn't indicate a serious condition.
But that's not always the case. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says these warning signs should prompt a call to your doctor's office:
- If the cramps become severe.
- If the cramps occur frequently.
- If the cramps don't respond to treatment.
- If the cramps don't seem related to an obvious cause, such as exercise.
Posted: February 2011