Health Tip: When Muscle Cramps Become
(HealthDay News) -- 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
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