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Why Do I Cramp, And How Can I Avoid And Treat It?

By Scott Niekerk

Contrary to the information recently published in the science section of the NY Times, “cramping” is not really a mystery in my clinical experience.

What is a cramp?

First we must understand this. According to Wikipedia: Cramps are unpleasant, often painful, sensations caused by contraction or over shortening of muscles. Cramps can be caused by cold, overexertion or low calcium level in blood. Illness or poisoning can also cause cramps, particularly in the stomach, which is referred to as colic; but this is a whole different issue, as is menstrual cramps. Read the rest of this entry »