Leg Cramps Overview
What are leg cramps?
A person with bilateral leg cramps has tightening, or spasms, of the muscles in the legs. Leg cramps are involuntary and the muscles may become firm. The most common causes for leg cramps include muscle fatigue, intense exercise, and dehydration.
What are the symptoms of leg cramps?
Symptoms of leg cramps include stiffness or spasms of the leg muscles, and leg pain that usually worsens with movement. During the leg cramps, a person may have difficulty walking.
How does the doctor treat leg cramps?
The treatment for leg cramps depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for leg cramps may include rest, massage, warm compresses, muscle relaxants, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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