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Health Tip: What's Behind Muscle Cramps?

Here are common causes

(HealthDay News) -- Nothing can end a workout faster than muscle cramps. But have you ever wondered what causes them?

The Mayo Clinic mentions these common factors:

  • Straining or overusing muscles.
  • Being dehydrated.
  • Keeping a muscle in the same position for a long time.
  • Having poor blood supply to affected muscles.
  • Having compressed nerves in the spine.
  • Getting less-than-required amounts of dietary minerals, such as potassium, magnesium or calcium.
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