Muscle Cramps Directory
Muscle cramps (sometimes called charley horses) are caused by muscle spasms (contractions). Common sites of muscle cramps include the calf, abdomen, hand, ribs, and thighs. Possible causes include poor circulation, dehydration, fatigue, hot outdoor temperatures, calcium deficiency, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how muscle cramps are caused as well as treatments and prevention tips and much more.
Abdominal Pain: What You Should Know
What's causing your stomach ache? WebMD looks at some of the causes of abdominal pain.
The Basics of Heat Cramps
Heat cramps result from an electrolyte imbalance that can occur with exercise or from working in a hot environment. Learn more from WebMD about symptoms and treatment.
An Overview of Groin Pulls
WebMD explains groin pulls, the overstretching or tearing of the muscles in your groin. Learn about diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of this sports-related injury.
Pain Classifications and Causes: Nerve Pain, Muscle Pain, and More
WebMD describes the classifications of pain and explains what characterizes each type.
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Delayed onset muscle soreness is common after exercise and usually means your muscles are getting stronger.
Cramps While Running: Causes, Prevention, Treatments
Many runners experience cramps while running or jogging. Learn why, and how to prevent and treat this pain.
Is Your Pain Acute or Chronic?
To help you understand acute vs. chronic pain, WebMD talks with Eduardo Fraifeld, MD, president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
Workout Without Soreness
No pain, all gain! Work your muscles without the soreness.