Muscle Cramps

What is the prognosis of recurrent muscle cramps?

Although cramps can be a great nuisance, they are a benign condition. Their importance is limited to the discomfort and inconvenience they cause, or to the diseases associated with them. Careful attention to the preceding recommendations will greatly diminish the problem of cramps for most individuals. Those with persistent or severe muscle cramps should seek medical attention.

Previous contributing authors: Daniel Gornel, MD, MPH, and Rich Weil, MEd, CDE

Reviewed on 2/4/2014

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