How can I relieve muscle cramp on the inside of my thigh muscle? They're extremely painful and last a long time. Is there a way to flex that muscle to stop the cramp like you can for a calf muscle cramp (by bringing toes of your foot toward your head)?

Cramps are all too common and one should realize that these are not exclusive to sports persons or elderly people alone. Even in the case of a person at rest, there is a likelihood of getting a cramp. In some cases, cramps occur when the person affected is asleep. At the same time, it is true that people who participate in athletic actives and those who are elderly do face a higher chance of getting one. Even infants have higher chances as do those people who are overweight. When it comes to athletes it may be noticed that cramps could crop up after the physical activity as well as during it.

People find different ways of dealing with muscle cramps and there are a few basic ways of doing so. The most basic way of attacking a muscle cramp would be to leave everything and concentrate on holding the muscle such that the cramps are eased by positioning it in a gentle stretch. Whether it is the thigh muscle or otherwise, this is the basic manner in which people tackle the problem of cramps in the muscle. Also, the position one was in when the muscle cramp occurs can often determine what will make the cramp resolve. That is, if it occurs when one is in a prone position what could help could be putting weight on it. This means walking and putting pressure on the leg which has started to cramp. If it is the front portion of one's right thigh which has been subjected to a cramp, one could try placing one's right ankle at the rear of one's left ankle. One would then need to give it a hard push using one's right ankle while at the same time making one's left leg an anchor. One thing you can do to decrease the likelihood of cramps is to decrease your weight to more acceptable and normal levels. Also, if participating in any kind of activity that involves exertion, stretching would be an ideal way to ensure that chances of muscle cramps are less. Furthermore, hydration is also the key when it comes to such cramping as this needs to be maintained through the Exercise. These tips should help when it comes to muscle cramp prevention as well as the treatment of the same. However, a doctor's checkup may be necessary in cases where muscle cramps often occur due to severe pain.

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