Health Tip: What's Causing My Muscle Cramps?05/08/12
(HealthDay News) -- A muscle cramp occurs when a muscle
involuntarily tightens and does not release, often leading to
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says although the
exact causes of muscle cramps aren't known, the following
conditions are thought to increase your risk:
- Having tight muscles that haven't been stretched.
- Having poorly conditioned muscles that become easily
- Overusing your muscles.
- Exerting yourself in extreme heat.
- Being dehydrated.
- Having low levels of essential minerals and salt, including
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