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What causes muscle cramps during competition? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm If you've ever developed severe muscle cramps during long-term exercise, the odds are that you never found out why it happened. Doctors in South Africa studied triathletes and found that most of the time, the muscles cramps were not caused by dehydration, thyroid disease, blocked blood flow, nerve damage, or mineral abnormalities of calcium, so ... Read on »
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Fighting Muscle Cramping by Lucky V. Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 May 2009 3:54pm Staying healthy is one of the most difficult obstacles in any fitness program. Whether you are trying to lose a few pounds or attempting to reach a professional fitness level, injuries and setbacks are often faced when trying to reach your fitness goals. Minor injures are most common when people do not exercise regularly but it can also happe ... Read on »
Will Creatine Cause Muscle Cramps Or Injury? by Richard S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 Oct 2010 5:16pm This is perhaps the most prominent creatine myth among athletes. It is a post hoc fallacy and something that gets repeated so much that those with no prior knowledge of creatine will usually and regrettably accept it to be fact. If an athlete who happens to be using creatine gets a muscle cramp they will point the finger at their creat ... Read on »
Muscle Cramps in Athletes by Beyond Vitality Facebook Posted Fri 14 Feb 2014 10:08pm   Muscle cramps are defined as an involuntary contraction of a muscle. These can last anywhere from a few seconds, all the way up to several minutes. Cramping is associated with the hyper-excitability, or hyperactivity of the nerve endings within muscle tissue.   Many people experience cramps when they sleep, which can be ... Read on »
Muscle Cramps from Exercise: Causes and Prevention by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:03pm 1 Comment Exercisers are often told that muscle cramps are caused by lack of salt (sodium) or low potassium. However, recent studies show that athletes in endurance events who suffer cramps usually have normal sodium and potassium levels. A review of the current literature from Buenos Aires, Argentina shows that doctors don't know very much about exerci ... Read on »
Most common cause of muscle cramps: lack of salt by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:03pm 1 Comment The most common cause of muscle cramps in exercisers is lack of salt, according to a report from the University of Oklahoma. The authors cite studies of tennis and football players showing that crampers tend to be salty sweaters, and of triathletes who cramp losing more salt during a race than peers who did not cramp. They found that intraveno ... Read on »
Muscle Cramps in Exercisers by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 05 Feb 2011 7:16pm Muscle cramps are common during very intense exercise and occur far less often during less-intense training, because the most common cause of muscle cramps in exercisers is muscle damage from all-out pressure on the muscles. Cause: Muscle Damage The leading theory is that most cases of muscle cramps in serious exercisers and athletes are caus ... Read on »
Muscle Cramps in Athletes and Exercisers by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 23 Jul 2011 6:31pm This month a study from the University of Cape Town, South Africa showed that the athlete who is most likely to suffer muscle cramps is the one who runs the fastest and the one who has had previous muscle cramps (British Journal of Sports Medicine, June 2011). Of 210 triathletes competing in an Ironman triathlon, 43 developed severe muscle cramps ... Read on »
Muscle Cramps! by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 3:05pm 1 Comment I have a penchant for enjoying things that are often ubiquitous, yet poorly understood. The human body is ripe with these topics. Among my favorites are delayed onset muscle soreness, muscle fatigue, and muscle cramps. Muscle cramps are often extremely painful and debilitating. I remember struggling with quadriceps cramps more than one ... Read on »