Cramp in muscles can cause severe pain. It occurs due to spasms that result in stiffness or swelling in the muscular area. There are several reasons behind the problem: lack of fluid intake, poor circulation of blood, strenuous physical activity, etc. Below are some simple measures that can not only help overcome cramps but also prevent them in the future. Let us find out how.
1. Stretch over the cramp
For an immediate relief, gently stretch the cramped muscle and rub over the affected area. For instance, if there is a cramp in the calf, stretch the muscle by pulling the foot upward. If the cramp is at the front thigh, sit on a chair steadily and pull the foot back towards your buttock.
2. Massage the affected area
Make sure that you massage over the affected area. A tender massage over the muscles can minimize the pain. It helps to calm down the tensed muscles. It also reduces the stiffness and swelling.
3. Use moist heat therapy
Moist heat therapy helps to increase the flow of blood upon the muscle cramp. It can be done by wrapping a wet warm towel over the affected area. The therapy helps to enhance the blood and oxygen flow and heal the damaged tissues.
4. Do warm-ups and cool-downs
Always perform warm-ups and cool-downs before and after working out. It helps to keep the muscle flexible, reduces the chances of cramps as well as prevents injury of muscles.
5. Drink adequate water
Drink at least 8 – 10 glasses of water a day. It prevents dehydration and fluid loss. Lack of water intake can cause cramps in the muscles. Drink water even when you are not feeling thirsty and ensure that you drink more while doing any strenuous activity. It prevents dehydration and fluid loss.
6. Intake calcium and magnesium
Minerals like calcium and magnesium help in proper functioning of the muscles and prevent cramps. Try to include food items like green leafy vegetables, banana and milk in your everyday diet.By Dr. Shabtab Khalid
Zilaxo Advanced Pain Solution
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