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Muscle Cramps

Medical Series Articles: About Medical Depression ] Achilles Tendonitis ] Asthma Medications ] Back Pain ] Bicycling First Aid Kit ] Collarbone & Shoulder Injuries ] Diabetes, Cycling, & Insulin ] Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm ] Forefoot Problems ] Gastrointestinal Problems ] Heat & Cycling ] Injury in the Tour de France ] Muscle Cramps ] Obesity ] Overuse Injuries ] RICE, NSAIDs ] Ride or Rest? ] Riding Poorly--Is It Medical ] Road Rash ] Saddle Sores ] Sleep for Cyclists ] Stretching ] Tips to Lose Weight ] Traumatic Injuries ]


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Muscle Cramps (Introduction)


Muscle cramps are involuntary muscle contractions or spasms, often sustained and painful.


Muscle cramps can and do affect almost all riders. What can be done to help prevent this problem, and what can be done once cramps occur?