HOW CAN I RELIEVE PAINFUL MUSCLE CRAMPS IN MY LEGS? DR ALI Britain's Top Integrated Health Expert
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I suffer excruciating cramps in my legs at night, to the point that I almost hate going to bed. Do you have any tips please?
ACramps occur because of muscles contracting. The muscles in your legs are part of the skeletal muscle system, which generally contracts at the command of the brain, hence they are called voluntary muscles.
Sometimes, however, skeletal muscles also act involuntarily. For example, with the diaphragmatic and intercostal (between the ribs) breathing muscles, we can inhale, exhale and hold our breath voluntarily, and breathe involuntarily. Similarly, there are times when voluntary leg muscles can contract involuntarily, as you are experiencing.
Skeletal muscles consist of large fibres that can be up to 12 inches long.
Muscles carry out heavy-duty work, so they are equipped with specific cellular power …
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Publication information: Article title: HOW CAN I RELIEVE PAINFUL MUSCLE CRAMPS IN MY LEGS? DR ALI Britain's Top Integrated Health Expert. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mail on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: February 26, 2006. Page number: 75. © 2009 Solo Syndication Limited. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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