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What is a muscle cramp?



A muscle cramp is an involuntary contraction of a muscle lasting from several seconds up to ten minutes. Cramps can cause a severe pain from the muscle belly. A muscle cramp is similar to a muscle spasm with similar causes


What causes a muscle cramp?



There are many reasons why muscles cramp, some of which are similar to those of a muscle spasm. Some of the causes are:
  • Underlying neural disorder
  • Depletion in sodium
  • Fatigued muscles
  • Dehydration



Deep tissue massage of the gastrocnemius muscle to relieve cramps and achingAbove: Deep tissue massage of the gastrocnemius muscle to relieve cramps and aching



How can physiotherapy help with muscle cramps?



Physiotherapy can offer strategies to help prevent muscle cramps and help to treat them if they occur. The physiotherapist at Physio.co.uk are professional who have experience at treating professional and amateur sports men and women who suffer from cramps


What Physiotherapy treatments can be expected for muscle cramps?



The physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk will formulate an individualised treatment programme for the client based on the outcome of the initial assessment. Some of the treatments may include:


Soft tissue massage and mobilisation of the joints to relive crampsAbove: Soft tissue massage and mobilisation of the joints to relive cramps



Summary



Muscle cramps can be painful and quite often without a known cause. Physio.co.uk offers a high quality professional service for all clients. For an individualised assessment and tailored treatment programme please contact us or call 0330 088 7800 to arrange an appointment.