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Leg muscle cramp

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I just had a terrible leg muscle cramp during my sleep.
It was 2 hours ago but i still have pain as if the muscle was still contracted a bit.
Shall i just wait for the pain to go? Or should i do something else?

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You haven't mentioned where the muscle cramp occurred. I assume it is either in the arms or legs. You might already stretched the muscle. The persisting pain could be due to the mild trauma that occurred during the cramps. If you have give a couple of good stretches do not stretch any further. There are few things you can do.

Walking or leg jiggling followed by leg elevation (for 5-10 minutes 3 times a day)
A hot shower with the stream directed at the cramp area of the body, usually for five minutes, or a warm tub bath

If the pain persists for more than a day it is better to help medical help. Most likely the pain should resolve before that.

Hope this helps
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Thank you


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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