Athletes and weekend warriors often get leg cramps, but almost anyone can get muscle cramps from exhaustion, overuse or even some medical conditions. While not dangerous and often resolved on their own, muscle cramps can be painful and may interfere with everyday tasks. They can also disrupt workouts, making it more challenging to build muscle or achieve peak athletic performance. If you get them often, you may start to dread the next burst of pain.
A muscle cramp is an involuntary contraction of the muscle. It results in severe pain and prevents you from using the muscle while the cramp is happening. In some cases, you can feel a hard bump where the cramp is taking place. This is the contracted muscle.
Here’s how to handle muscle cramps:
If you have not heard of using an IV drip for muscle cramps, you may be curious. Some patients turn to IV hydration and products like the Myers’ Cocktail, which delivers benefits fast. The Myers’ Cocktail contains saline for hydration as well as vitamin B complex, vitamin c, zinc, glutathione and magnesium.
Many people try to hydrate with water alone, but a saline IV drip can help with dehydration fast. In addition, magnesium has been studied as a potential solution for cramps, and especially nighttime leg cramps. Zinc has been found in studies to relieve muscle cramps and especially menstrual cramps, while night leg cramps might find relief from vitamin B complex.
If you’d like IV therapy with these and other nutrients, schedule an appointment with Lone Star IV Medics. We’ll come right to your home, hotel or office campus to administer IV therapy. Now, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your space to find relief from your symptoms.