A muscle cramp is a muscular disorder characterized by a painful, temporary contraction.
Muscle cramps can occur during rest, often during sleep, or following a voluntary contraction of a muscle that has been shortened to its maximum capacity. They can also be triggered by stress. Muscle cramps often subside, either spontaneously or gradually, by stretching the muscle in question.
In most cases, muscle cramps are due to a magnesium deficiency or dehydration. Magnesium plays a key role in relaxing muscles and nerves. It also triggers and helps maintain sleep. A magnesium deficiency can affect sleep and increase the risk of muscle heaviness and cramps.
In some cases, such pain can also be caused by circulatory, vascular or lymphatic problems.
Avoid acidic foods and eat an alkaline diet. Avoid soft drinks, acidic fruits, alcohol and simple sugars. Be sure your lunch and dinner consist of 50% to 60% vegetables. Drink 1.5 to 2 liters of pure water per day.
- DC 22 or DC 37