How Does Cramping Occur and How Can You Prevent it?
Cramping is extremely common in athletes, and it usually subsides on its own without the need for any medical attention. Although cramps arise due to several medical conditions, our focus over here is on exercise-associated Muscle Cramps (EAMC). Broadly, muscle cramps can result from muscle fatigue or due to exercising in hot and humid conditions, which can lead to electrolyte imbalance. The first line of treatment is often to stop exercising, but there are some immediate actions that you can take to reduce the severity of the cramp and relieve the pain. Although the exact cause of cramping is still unclear, you can prevent cramps by taking simple yet effective steps. In this animation video, you’ll learn what muscle cramps are, what causes muscle cramps, muscle cramping symptoms and how to prevent muscle cramps from having an enjoyable workout session.