Understanding Muscle Cramps and Spasms

Filed Under: Muscle Cramps and Spasms, Bone & Joint Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Learn the causes of cramps and time-tested techniques for stopping them

Everybody at one time or another will experience an unrelenting muscle cramp or spasm. Muscles cramps and spasms can occur anywhere—in the toes or legs (often at night), for example, or as a simple 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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