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Health Tip: Coping With a Muscle Cramp

Posted 15 days ago by Drugs.com

-- A painful muscle cramp can occur if you don't stretch before a workout. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends: Stopping any activity that led to the cramp. Slowly and gently stretching the muscle. Hold it in that position until the cramp subsides. Gently massaging the muscle while stretching it to help it relax. Applying heat if the muscle and others nearby are tight and tense. Applying cold if the muscles are sore and tender. Read more

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Health Tip: Did You Strain Your Hamstring?

Posted 8 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Hamstring injuries are common during running and other forms of exercise. But do you know the most common warning signs? The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these potential symptoms: A severe, sudden pain in the back of the thigh while exercising. It may be so sharp that you either fall or can't put weight on the injured leg. Swelling of the hamstring within a few hours. Bruising or change in skin color on the back of the thigh below the knee. Feeling weak in the hamstring for several weeks. Read more

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Health Tip: What's Behind Muscle Cramps?

Posted 28 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Nothing can end a workout faster than muscle cramps. But have you ever wondered what causes them? The Mayo Clinic mentions these common factors: Straining or overusing muscles. Being dehydrated. Keeping a muscle in the same position for a long time. Having poor blood supply to affected muscles. Having compressed nerves in the spine. Getting less-than-required amounts of dietary minerals, such as potassium, magnesium or calcium. Read more

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Health Tip: Why Muscles Cramp

Posted 15 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

-- You've just finished working out, and one of your muscles is cramping and causing lots of pain. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says possible triggers for muscle cramps include: Forgetting to stretch before exercise. Having tired muscles due to overuse or lack of exercise. Exercising in hot weather, which can lead to dehydration and loss of electrolytes. Sometimes muscles cramp for unknown reasons. Read more

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