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.