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It's estimated that one-third of adults will be affected by lower limb muscle cramps, and up to three in five have suffered from foot and leg cramps during sleep.
It is worth recalling that salt deficiency may result in cramp of the muscles, as is well exemplified by the strenuous manual worker who spends much of his day at high temperatures and sweats away his salt, with the consequence that he suffers from muscle cramp.
The nephrology nurse may question what to teach the patient about muscle cramps and how to manage them.
4) The primary treatment of a muscle cramp is to relax the affected muscle.
Muscle cramps (involuntary muscle contraction associated with severe pain) occur frequently in patients receiving dialysis.
The charley horse is an apt name for muscle cramps, which can be as painful as a horse's kick.
Muscle cramps have numerous possible causes, and it is advisable to have them assessed by your family doctor to exclude certain conditions that may be responsible.
Knight said yesterday: "I think it might have been a form of muscle cramp, but we are not sure.
If you've ever experienced the excruciating pain of a severe muscle cramp, you may fearfully wonder if it will strike again.
rub out the muscle cramp while your face is slightly in the water.
Since diaphragmatic cramp is not amenable to the normal methods of muscle cramp treatment, ie, massage and stretching, the only treatment available is quinidine and analgesia.
The muscle cramp could also be from not getting enough fluids before exercising.