Problem

Cramps

Other Names:
Muscle cramps
Nature:
Muscle cramps are painful spasms that occur most commonly in the legs. Cramps occur because of a lack of oxygen and/or a build-up of waste products causing the muscle to contract and harden. Although muscle cramps can occur at rest, they most commonly occur during exercise or sustained work.
Related Problems:
Hyperthermia
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Medicine Muscular system
Date of last update
02.01.2017 – 08:19 CET