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Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI) History; do you get muscle cramps in your legs and/or feet?
Symptoms of Cramps
The following features are indicative of Cramps:
It is possible that Cramps shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Cramps
The following are the most common causes of Cramps:
inadequate blood supply
Risk Factors for Cramps
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Cramps:
age 34 to 88 years
high intensity forces
long duration exposure
highly repetitive exertions
physical environmental factors
Prevention of Cramps
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Cramps. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
stretch the muscles
Occurrence of Cramps
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Cramps cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Cramps can occur at any age.
Cramps can occur in any gender.
Doctor for Diagnosis of Cramps
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Cramps:
Complications of Cramps if untreated
It is not know if Cramps causes complications if left untreated.
Self-care for Cramps
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Cramps:
Stretch and massage: Helps calming down spindles by lengthening the muscle fibers and increasing firing duration to slow down the firing rate of the muscle
Apply heat or cold: Helps relieving pain of cramped muscle
High fluid intake: Fluids that are high in electrolytes helps relieving cramps
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Cramps
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Cramps:
Supplements: Vitamin B-complex supplements helps managing leg cramps
Physical therapy and exercise: Helps patients with muscle disease lead active lives
Massages: Provides relief from muscle spasms
Acupuncture: Helps in treating muscle spasms and pain
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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