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      Muscle cramps are unexpected, automatic contractions that happen in several muscles. These contractions are often extremely painful and can affect many muscle groups.
      Normally affected muscles include those in the back of your lower leg, the back of your thigh, and the front of your thigh.
      You may also experience cramps in your:

    • feet
    • hands
    • arms
    • abdominal wall
    • The severe pain of a cramp can awaken you at bedtime or make it painful to walk.
      A sudden, extreme pain, lasting from a few seconds to 20 minutes, is the most common symptom of a muscle cramp. In some cases, a bulging lump of muscle tissue beneath the skin can accompany a cramp as well.
      Treatment options for muscle cramps
      You can use a hot or cold compress to your hurting muscles at the first hint of a spasm to ease the pain of muscle cramps. You can use any of the following:

    • a hot rag
    • a warming pad
    • a cold rag
    • ice
    • Check out some Effective remedies to alleviate muscle cramps:

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