What Are Muscle Cramps?
By definition muscle cramps are sudden, involuntary contractions that occur in various muscles. These contractions are often painful and can affect different muscle groups. Commonly affected muscles include those in the back of your lower leg, the back and front of your thighs.
I think we've all experienced some kind of muscle cramp during our lives and one things for sure, they're not pleasant. Especially those random cramps that occur during the night without rhyme or reason. So why do they happen?
There's a few reason why, some of these include:
Dehydration-muscles aren't properly hydrated.
Deficiencies- particularly low levels of magnesium, potassium and calcium.
Low Oxygenation of Muscles poor circulation can lead to lower levels of oxygen in the muscles.
Medications certain medications particularly diuretics.
Alcohol- Over indulging in too much alcohol regularly.
What You Can Do
Stretch it out! Stretching your muscles thoroughly and regularly will help to increase oxygen and circulation. A short yoga or pilates session that you can participate in frequently, will do wonders for decreasing the chance of painful muscle cramping.
Have a warm bath with a ¼ cup of Magnesium Chloride Powder to help the muscles to relax.
Massage Magnesium Gel Complex directly into the affected area to relieve residual pain.
Boost your Magnesium levels by using Magnesium Gel Complex.
Re-hydrate and stay hydrated with water or electrolytes.
Limit and/or cut down your alcohol intake.
Supplements. Look at including a daily Magnesium supplement into your routine.