• A Doctor Explains What Causes Those Painful Muscle Cramps and How to Prevent Them

    11 days ago - By PopSugar

    If you've ever been struck by muscle cramps mid-workout, you know how excruciating they can be. But what causes cramps, exactly, and is there anything you can do to prevent them ?
    According to Bert Mandelbaum, MD, a sports medicine specialist and co-chair of medical affairs at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, muscle cramps are commonly caused by general overuse, especially following strenuous exercise. "With muscles that have become sore due to exercise , the discomfort usually comes after the exercise is finished, hits a peak for a day or two , and then disappears," he...
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