Muscle cramps

Alternative Names

Cramps – muscle

Definition of Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps are involuntary and often painful movements (contractions) of the muscles.


Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/23/2010

Chest stretch
Groin stretch
Hamstring stretch
Hip stretch
Thigh stretch
Triceps stretch

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