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Muscle Cramps

How to Stop Leg Cramps With Bananas

Leg cramps, also called charley horses, are involuntary muscle spasms that typically occur suddenly and for no apparent reason. Th...

How to Loosen Contracted Muscles

Muscles contract when being used and will relax or loosen when not in use. However, your muscle may sometimes stay tight or sudden...

Difference Between a Pulled Muscle & a Cramp

Muscle pain can stop you in your tracks. But is it a cramp or a pulled muscle that's bothering you? Though the terms are often use...

Problems With Digesting Mussels

Mussels, sometimes called "the poor man's oyster," feature glossy dark blue shells and delicately flavored flesh. Rich i...

Leg, Arm & Back Cramps in Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time in a woman's life. However, being pregnant also means that your body will undergo some dramatic ...

What Causes Hamstring Tightness?

According to Matt Fitzgerald, author of several books for runners and triathletes, tight hamstrings can be a serious problem for b...

Cramps in the Calf Muscle While Bicycling

The exact cause of calf muscle cramps is still not certain, but several factors appear to trigger cramping. For example, if you're...

Leg Cramps and Electrolyte Imbalance

Electrolytes are charged particles found in body fluids that form when salts dissolve in water or fluids. Electrolytes transmit el...

What Are the Causes of Leg & Foot Cramps?

Cramps in the legs and feet can cause moderately painful reactions that may last a few minutes or longer. Muscle cramps occur when...

Bicycling & Leg Cramps

Imagine what would happen if you were riding your bike and, suddenly, you could no longer move your legs. Locked into painful spas...
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