Muscle cramps do not have one specific cause, states WebMD. Cramping usually occurs in the legs, and the cause can include exercising, pregnancy, cold weather, blood flow conditions, standing on hard surfaces, mineral de... More »

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Muscle cramps in the hands can occur due to several causes, including poor blood circulation, dehydration, nerve injury, thyroid disorders, vitamin D deficiency, potassium deficiency, calcium deficiency in pregnant women... More »

Muscle cramps in the thigh may be caused by excessive use of the thigh muscle, muscle injury, reduced blood flow to the legs, inadequate calcium and potassium, and conditions including alcoholism, kidney failure and hypo... More »

Muscle cramps in the hands can occur due to several causes, including poor blood circulation, dehydration, nerve injury, thyroid disorders, vitamin D deficiency, potassium deficiency, calcium deficiency in pregnant women... More »

The effectiveness of treatment for leg cramps depends on the underlying cause of the cramp, but most cramps respond well to self-treatment, notes WebMD. Many are also easy to prevent by drinking plenty of fluids and avoi... More »

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Muscle cramps and spasms in the rib cage are most commonly caused by dehydration leading to electrolyte imbalance, or by muscle overuse and injury, according to PubMed Health. While painful, the condition is self-limitin... More »

Muscle cramps in the thigh may be caused by excessive use of the thigh muscle, muscle injury, reduced blood flow to the legs, inadequate calcium and potassium, and conditions including alcoholism, kidney failure and hypo... More »