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The Charley Horse Cramp
by Kimberly Allen, RN If you’ve ever had one you know that a Charley horse is one horse you don’t want to keep around for long.  Charley horse is a popular colloquial term used mostly in the US for muscle cramps, especially in the lower leg or calf.  Pretty... Read more
Nothing to Cramp About!
By Ed Barillas- Staff Writer A muscle cramp is an involuntary and quickly contracted muscle that will not relax.  Generally, a muscle contracts when it is used, then stretches out when the motion is completed or another muscle moves it in a different direction. If a muscle contracts with... Read more
Muscle Cramps Bothering The Champion in You?
A muscle cramp is an involuntary and quickly contracted muscle that will not relax.  Generally, a muscle contracts when it is used, then stretches out when the motion is completed or another muscle moves it in a different direction. If a muscle contracts with great intensity without stretching out... Read more
Getting rid of leg cramps
A leg cramp usually happens due to a muscle spam when it contracts too much and mostly occurs in a calf muscle behind and below the knee and can usually last from a few minutes to a few seconds but have been known to last for up to 10... Read more
How to naturally rid yourself of muscle cramps for good
A muscle cramp generally means that your body is lacking and needing calcium, potassium and magnesium and it is this combination of these substances that aid your body in regulating the activity in your muscles and nerves.  It can also be a result of overuse and strain injuries and... Read more