Away with Muscle Cramps

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Bothered by muscle cramps? Try these tips from the American Academy of Orthopoeaedic Surgeons to lessen the discomfort:

  • Cease — at least for the time being — the activity that triggered your cramp.
  • Massage the cramped area gently.
  • Stretch the cramping muscle slowly and gently; hold the stretch till the cramp eases.
  • Apply ice when muscles feel tender and sore.
  • Apply heat when muscles feel tense and tight.
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