Facts About Muscle Cramps
- Muscle cramps are seen by overload or fatigue
- The legs or fingers are stretched out and the area relaxed
- The seizures occur sporadically, but in repeated cases you should be examined by a doctor
- Muscle cramps can occur suddenly. This is typically due to a tightening or contraction in a single muscle or group of muscles
- The cramp can usually be relieved by stretching the tight muscles
- Cramps can be caused by a large loss of fluid through sweat. In that case, it is important to get the person to drink plenty, like a sports drink containing salts and sugar
What can I do
- One should consider whether there are individual cases or several cases without significant provocative factors.
Contact your own doctor
- Single-sided convulsions do not require medical treatment, but repeated cases should be investigated.
- Cramps that arise in connection with sports are relieved at rest. Cramps related to epilepsy will require contact with a doctor.
- In the hand
- Stretch the bent fingers by bending them backwards
- Massage your hand to relieve the cramp further
- In the foot
- Stretch the bent toes by pushing them upwards
- Help him / her to stand on the forefoot (front part of the foot)
- In the lower leg
- Stretch your knee and press the foot upwards
- Lots of muscle muscles
- On the back of the thigh
- Stretch your knee by pushing the leg up and forward while pushing your knee down