Pain caused by cramps is one of
the worst things that can happen. It hurts, it slows us down and it
hinders our progress. Cramps often come out of nowhere, and people who
are trying to get in shape know just how often this particular type of
pain can show up.
Below you can read how to get rid of and avoid one of the worst kind of pains – leg cramps.
What Causes Leg Cramps?
Unlike cuts and bruises, leg cramps are not caused by an outside force. A
leg cramp (or any cramp for that matter) can be caused by a variety of
In some cases, leg cramps could just mean that you are not getting
enough water or specific nutrients, but in other cases, leg cramps could
be an indicator of much more serious problems, like a kidney infection.
People who are simply dehydrated while engaged in moderate or intense
activities for long periods of time, can sometimes easily get rid of
their cramps by simply drinking some warm water.
Warm water is recommended because its temperature closely resembles that
of our blood, and can be absorbed into dehydrated muscles much quicker
the cold water.
Individuals who are experiencing frequent leg cramps, are recommended to
increase the amount of electrolytes they consume. Electrolytes are like
mini masseuses in the body that work with warm water to loosen up tight
muscles and stop cramping almost immediately. Electrolyte packets can
be found in a local grocery store or health supplement store.