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How to avoid muscle cramps

Muscle and Fitness—April 19, 2017

Muscle and Fitness featured an article on the causes of muscle cramps during exercise, and how to avoid them with HSS primary care sports physician Jordan D. Metzl, MD.

"The most common cause of muscle cramps tends to be something nutritional," said Dr. Metzl. Cramps are caused during exercise when athletes lose a high amount of electrolytes, and therefore lowered sodium levels.

Another cause of muscle cramps could be when there is too much activity. Dr. Metzl said, "to help keep muscles mobile, incorporate more flexibility in your training. It can also help to use a foam roller before a workout."

Read the full article at MuscleandFitness.com




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