What can be done for arm cramps, wrist to elbow and hand cramps, especially fingers?

I have experienced severe cramp pain in my legs for the longest time until one day I decided to research how the blood circulation in my veins work.I put this experiment to the test for a year before sharing this information with anyone. It will sound like an exercise and it is, but not hard to practice the first sign of the cramp run for water, YES, water a full glass like 8 oz or more. It won't kill you! Drink your water and breathe in deeply, as deeply as you can... much oxygen you can bring in to your lungs. Slowly exhale the air you just brought in to your blood stream. Slowly raise your arms repeatedly to speed up oxygen and blood circulation, ensuring intake of oxygen into the lungs. (Think Tai Chi) This exercise will take about 20 minutes. Do not sit down while doing this- you must walk like a lion on the prowl-so to speak. It will help to circulate the blood while breathing and walking. Try to target resistance on the muscle that is affected. You must breathe constantly until the cramps start disappearing and then massage the muscle gently, preferrably with vaseline or any kind of oil to warm up the muscle after the incident. Then you can sit back, relax or go back to your normal activity.

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Cramps are caused by an involuntary contraction, made by your muscles. Muscle cramps and spasms, though common, can be very painful conditions. There are cases, where the cramps can be so severe that they can even leave a bruise on a person's skin. A serious cramp or spasm does not abate on it's own. You will need to stretch the muscle manually, to help it relax, by lengthening the shortened muscle.

Cramps can occur in any part of your body, involving a part of your muscle or all your muscles in a group. Body parts and joints that are commonly affected by severe cramp in legs or calf, the back of your thigh, the front of your thigh, your abdominal area, your feet and your hands and arms.

Cramps affecting the arm area can occur suddenly and can be extremely painful. Depending on the intensity of the cramp, you may also see your muscles ball up, under your skin. Cramps in the arms generally occur because of prolonged activity. Cramps affect the arm when there is an inadequate supply of blood to the muscles.

In the arm, the cramp starts out with a tingling feeling, which gradually turns to a cramp. The feeling normally disappears, when you stop the activity. It is very common to suffer from arm cramps when you are sleeping, especially when the supply of blood could get cut off, due to your sleeping position.

Most muscle cramps usually ease on their own after a short while, without administering any treatment. But you can speed up the easing process, if you stop doing the activity that resulted in the cramp. You should also carefully stretch the muscle that has cramped and massage it gently. Please ensure that you keep the effected joint (it could be your arms, elbows, hands or fingers) stretched, till the cramp eases. In case you do not see any relief with stretching, try changing your position or then ice therapy.

Cramping should be an occasional occurrence and not an everyday phenomenon. Most people find it quite easy to figure out what causes cramps for them. If you do experience severe and persistent cramps in the arm area everyday, it may be essential to seek medical help, as regular cramping could indicate underlying conditions, such as a neurological condition or mineral depletion.

answered by G R

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