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Management of muscle cramps


Muscle cramp is common.1 It can be defined as a sudden painful involuntary maximal contraction of a muscle or muscle group lasting up to ten minutes in a person with no other neurological or muscle pathology. Cramps should be distinguished from tetany due to low plasma concentrations of ionised calcium.

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