Muscle cramps may be brought on by long periods of exercise, physical labor, overuse, dehydration, or muscle strain. Luckily, there are steps you can take to help prevent muscle cramps during your workout:
We have all experienced it – you are jogging down the street or at the gym and suddenly get a sharp pain in your leg. This pain may be caused by a muscle cramp, or the sudden and involuntary contraction of one or more of your muscles. Muscle cramps may be brought on by long periods of exercise, physical labor, overuse, dehydration, or muscle strain.
Though muscle cramps are common and are typically harmless, they may be caused by underlying issues such as inadequate blood supply, nerve compression, or mineral depletion.
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