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Muscle cramps are caused by chronic contraction or abnormal toning of the muscles, of which there are three types: skeletal, smooth, and heart.
Symptoms of muscle cramps include tightness in the muscle, pain, and/or tingling and burning in the affected area.
Everyone experiences muscle cramping at some time, but those who are most prone to it tend to live a sedentary lifestyle, do not exercise regularly, lack magnesium-rich foods in their diet (especially green vegetables) and/or eat an excess of foods that reduce calcium, such as animal foods, grains, soda, caffeinated beverages, refined sugars, and processed foods high in phosphates.
Muscle cramps can be due to lack of exercise; low thyroid function; deficiencies in iron, magnesium, calcium, vitamin E, and/or folic acid; dietary imbalances; food allergies; excessive coffee consumption; poor posture; spinal problems; uncomfortable footwear; past injury; stress; poor circulation; heart problems; general fatigue; diabetes; and/or arthritis. If muscle cramping becomes chronic, all of these factors need to be screened for and, if present, addressed.
Note: Diuretic medications can worsen muscle cramps and spasms because of their tendency to deplete the body of essential minerals, particularly potassium, calcium, and magnesium, and may create worse muscle spasms.
There are natural cures for Muscular Cramps that do not involve the use of pharmaceutical drugs. The alternative therapies which are used for the treatment of Muscular Cramps focus on restoring the biochemical balance of the body, and making dietary and lifestyle changes designed to improve one's general health.