Causes of “cramps” and correct ways to relieve symptoms

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Who has ever had cramps? What is the reason? And there is a way to get rid of cramps quickly. How can I do it? We have an answer from Dr. Phongphat Worasayan, a doctor in the internal medicine department. Chulalongkorn Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society has come to share with you.

Causes of "cramps" and correct ways to relieve symptoms

What is cramping?

A cramp is a contraction that causes muscles to ache and become hard. which will happen suddenly which we cannot force Sometimes there may be pain or pain in the muscles that are contracted. This cramp can occur in any muscle in the body. And it can happen to just one muscle or several muscles at the same time.

“Camps” can occur at many different times. Even when it shouldn’t happen. Until it can bring danger to us, such as when swimming, running, exercising, playing sports, caused by acute muscle contractions. Some people may experience leg cramps while sleeping at night and wake them up. Also known as night cramps. This usually occurs in the leg muscles and is more common in middle-aged and elderly people. Some cases occur on the back or abdomen. 

The cramps only last for a period of time. Leave it for a while, within 2-15 minutes the symptoms will improve. In some cases, the pain may last for days before completely disappearing. Cramps cause movement problems in that area. Therefore, we need to know this symptom including its causes, treatment, and prevention.

Causes of cramps

It is not known exactly what causes the cramps. But it is possible that it could be caused by many reasons, such as

  • muscle fatigue Either from work or from daily routine.
  • Remaining in the same position during the day for long periods of time, such as while working, kneeling, squatting, or cross-legged.
  • Sleeping on your side or in the wrong position
  • Lack of exercise to stretch muscles
  • The older you get, the more easily you get cramps.
  • It could be a sign of certain diseases, such as diabetes.

The correct way to relieve cramps

If you have symptoms of cramps To do stretching Tap your toes up and massage your calves to relax.

If it doesn’t get better, apply a hot compress. Symptoms should usually improve within 1-2 minutes.

Are cramps dangerous?

If cramps occur too frequently or more than 3 times per week You should see your doctor again to find out the exact ยูฟ่าเบท cause.