What is a muscle cramp?
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night due to an unexpected muscle cramp on your legs? Have you stopped halfway your track with the sudden uneasiness of your muscles? We are not new to such experiences. A muscle cramp is not an unheard illness starting right from kids to your grandparents. Everybody would have gone through a muscle cramp or muscle pain at least once in their lifetime. Well, “ once a lifetime” sounds a lot like underestimation though. If you have not experienced muscle pain ever, here is how it would look like. Some people experience it like a pendulum ball rolling right under your skin whereas others experience a heaviness on their muscle with sharp pain.
Is muscle cramp a serious illness?
Irrespective of how the muscle cramp appears to each one of you, all of you would mutually agree that it is impossible to move your body part dealing with the muscle cramp. However, it is not harmful in the initial stages. If it persists despite drinking a lot of fluids accompanied by redness and swelling, you might want to consider consulting a doctor. It is not to be considered silly if severe muscle cramp occurs frequently that does not settle with basic remedies like muscle stretching or a good massage.
Causes of muscle cramp
Muscle cramp does not distinguish between men and women. It treats both genders equally. Looks like modern gender equality is approved by body muscles. Generally, the common places where you would experience muscle pain is your thighs, hands, abdomen, feet, and arms and the most affected people are older adults, pregnant women, athletes, people with extra body weight or a certain medical condition such as thyroid. These could be very bothering as it affects even mundane tasks. Here are a few common causes that lead to muscle cramp.
Common remedies for muscle cramps
Before consulting a doctor people normally try home remedies for muscle cramp if they are aware of the reason for its occurrence is not harmful. Let us take a walk through a few common tips to relieve you from muscle cramp.
As we have now seen the common modern world remedies for muscle cramp, we have missed the most common and reliable method to treat your muscle pain by using Ayurvedic oils. We are quite familiar with the doshas which can be treated with simple ayurvedic tips. Similarly, a good therapeutic ayurvedic oil massage can help you gain relief from the muscle cramp by balancing the Vata, Pitta and Kapha Doshas. Ayurvedic oil massage will improve your blood circulation reducing stiffness or inflammation. It promotes the self-healing of your muscles.