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Why Do Muscles Cramp and Spasm?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

While there is no single definitive cause of muscle cramps and spasms, I would estimate that a calcium deficiency is to blame 90 percent of the time. The remaining 10 percent can stem from a circulation problem or the body’s inability to use calcium.

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Filed Under: Bone & Joint Health

Understanding Muscle Cramps and Spasms

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Muscles cramps and spasms can occur anywhere—in the toes or legs (often at night), for example, or as a simple a facial twitch. Cramps and spasms are also common in the calf, thigh, and hip muscles just after or during strenuous exercise.

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Filed Under: Bone & Joint Health