Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cramp in Muscle Treatment

Treatment for muscle cramps depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the symptoms. Treatment often includes muscle stretching, massage, and muscle relaxant medications. More severe cases may require intravenous fluid and electrolyte replacement.

Treatment options for muscle cramps include:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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