Muscles are controlled by your nervous system and generally speaking are either contracted or relaxed. When they are relaxed nothing special happens. However, when a nerve impulse is sent to a muscle, sodium rushes out of the cell causing the muscle to contract.
Muscle Cramping is an abnormal state for the muscle fiber because it stays contracted... which can be very painful !
1. Poor circulation - no oxygen means abnormal muscle function.
2. Electrolyte imbalance - cells cannot function without proper electrolyte balance.
3. Excessive perspiration - this depletes sodium, potassium, and calcium.
4. Medications - IE diuretics
5. Poor Flexibility
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