FEB 14, 2017 12:28 PM PST

Stopping You In Your Tracks: What To Do About Muscle Cramps

WRITTEN BY: Jennifer Ellis

You are exercising, focusing only on what you are doing and what is coming next. All of the sudden, piercing pain hits you like a ton of bricks. “Oh no,” you think, “it’s a cramp!” Most of us have experienced the uncomfortable sensation of muscle cramps. When exercising, they can stop you in your tracks and possibly even prevent you from continuing. When sleeping, they jolt you from your slumber potentially leaving you awake and frustrated. But what can be done?

Based on research about what causes the cramping initially, scientists and nutritionists have ascertained what can be done to prevent them. Depending on their cause, whether depletion of certain nutrients or just overuse, here are some common and alternative remedies to keep your body from the pain of the muscle cramp.

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About the Author
  • I love all things science and am passionate about bringing science to the public through writing. With an M.S. in Genetics and experience in cancer research, marketing and technical writing, it is a pleasure to share the latest trends and findings in science on LabRoots.
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