A cramp is a term often used to refer to painful, involuntary contraction of a single muscle or a muscle group.
They are sometimes referred to as a ‘Charley horse’ or leg cramp, since most cramp occur in the legs.
In elderly people, leg cramps frequently occur and can be extremely painful. If severe leg cramps are present, they may be followed by residual tenderness and evidence of muscle fiber necrosis.
Normal cramps are those in the calf muscles. More generalized cramps, though, may be a sign of chronic disease of the motor neuron.
For cramps, complaints of muscle pain and muscle fatigue are among the most frequent symptoms offered by people.Read More