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2 hours ago Use a warm towel or heating pad on tense or tight muscles. Taking a warm bath or directing the stream of a hot shower onto the cramped muscle also can help. Alternatively, massaging the cramped muscle with ice may relieve pain. Alternative medicine Some suggest taking vitamin B complex supplements to help manage leg cramps.

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5 hours ago You can stretch the cramped muscle and gently rub and massage it to help it relax. If you have a calf cramp or charley horse, stand up and put your …

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Just Now Treating muscle cramps Most cramps will go away on their own within a minutes. Massaging or gently stretching the muscle will help it relax. Heat is soothing to tense muscles. Apply a heating pad or warm wet washcloth to help loosen up the muscle. To avoid leg cramps in the future, drink plenty of fluids before and during exercise.

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7 hours ago Treatment options for muscle cramps You can apply a hot or cold compress to your sore muscles at the first sign of a spasm to ease the pain of muscle cramps. You can use any of the following: a hot

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6 hours ago There’s no pill or injection that instantly relieves muscle spasms, so the best thing you can do is stretch your affected muscle and massage it. If it’s in your leg, get up and walk around. Try applying ice or heat (take a warm bath or use a heating pad). Sometimes a muscle spasm can be prevented – stopped before it ever happens.

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8 hours ago Stretch your muscles. Stretch before and after you use any muscle for an extended period. If you tend to have leg cramps at night, stretch before bedtime. Light exercise, such as riding a stationary bicycle for a few minutes before bedtime, also may help prevent cramps while you're sleeping. By Mayo Clinic Staff

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Just Now Warmth from a hot water bottle, warm towel, bath, or shower relaxes muscles and makes them more pliable. Use heat for 5 to 10 minutes, then follow up with gentle stretches. Apply a menthol-based

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6 hours ago Massage can be a great way to relieve physical pain and muscle cramps. Gently rub the muscle that’s in spasm. For a persisting back spasm, try pinching the area around it hard and holding the pinch

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7 hours ago There is level B evidence that vitamin B-complex supplementation can reduce cramp frequency in people who experience at least 6 cramps per week. 37 Care must be taken with a multitude of homeopathic medications marketed or used for muscle cramps, especially if exact constituents or proportions in the remedy are unknown.

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Just Now While Epsom salt is not recommended for use by people who have diabetes, high blood pressure or a heart condition, for others, soaking for 20 minutes in a warm bath containing 2 cups of Epsom salt mixed thoroughly in the water can do wonders in the way of muscle cramps treatment. Treatment with Clove Oil

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9 hours ago There are several drugs available to treat symptoms of muscle cramps. There is weak evidence that naftidrofuryl, diltiazem, and vitamin B complex may help treat these symptoms. However, as of February 2010, naftidrofuryl is not available in the United States. There are no serious side effects of these drugs. Studies

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5 hours ago Muscle cramps result in continuous, involuntary, painful, and localized contraction of an entire muscle group, individual single muscle, or select muscle fibers. Generally, the cramp can last from minutes to a few seconds for idiopathic or known causes with healthy subjects or in the presence of diseases. Palpating the muscle area of the cramp will present a …

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9 hours ago If you have sore calves from a muscle cramp or feel a painful knot in your calf muscle, it may help to gently stretch your calf. Your healthcare provider may recommend additional treatments depending on the cause of your calf pain, including: Pain relievers. Physical therapy.

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3 hours ago Which types of medicines treat muscle cramps? Medicines that relieve muscle cramps are known as muscle relaxants. Flexeril ( cyclobenzaprine ), Norflex ( orphenadrine) and Lioresal ( baclofen) are some of the most commonly used muscle relaxants. Recently, Botox ( botulism toxin) injections have been used successfully for muscle cramps.

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5 hours ago Manage a muscle cramp: Muscle cramps often go away without any treatment. You can do the following to help relieve a cramp: Stop the activity that caused the muscle cramp. Stretch or massage your muscle until the cramp goes away. Apply ice to sore muscles. Use an ice pack, or put crushed ice in a plastic bag.

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Just Now For hamstring cramps (in the back of the thigh), sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you. Slide your hands down your legs until you feel a burning sensation in the cramped muscle. Hold for 30 seconds, then slowly return to a sitting position. After you've stretched the muscle, Kale recommends putting a heating pad on the area

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Just Now The treatment of muscle pain can vary by the cause and may involve everything from prolonged rest to surgery. A Word From Verywell . Muscle pain is a complex symptom and, depending on your diagnosis, may require a multi-faceted treatment plan. The good news is that most types of muscle can either be cured or effectively managed.

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What is the best home remedy for muscle cramps?

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  • Treatment. You can usually treat muscle cramps with self-care measures. ...
  • Lifestyle and home remedies. Stretch and massage. ...
  • Alternative medicine. Some suggest taking vitamin B complex supplements to help manage leg cramps. ...
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How to prevent and relieve muscle cramps?

Use heat to relax your muscles and take the edge off of the pain.

  • Taking a warm shower or bath will relax you and help with the pain of a muscle cramp. ...
  • Using Epsom salts in a warm bath may also help relieve cramps.
  • Fill hot water bottle or get a heating pad and place it on the area of your thigh that it cramping.
  • Over the counter heat rubs may also help alleviate muscle cramps and relax the affected area.

How do you treat muscle cramps?

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What happens to your muscle when you get a cramp?

What causes cramp?

  • Dehydration. Dehydration caused by not taking on enough water, especially in hot conditions. Low water means low blood volume which in turn affects the muscles.
  • Salt levels. Low potassium or sodium (salt) levels. When we sweat we lose salts which need to be replaced. ...
  • Carbohydrate. Low carbohydrate levels. ...
  • Tight calf muscles. Very tight calf muscles. ...

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