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a violent, excruciating seizure of pain

to check the freedom and spontaneity of

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a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued

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a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles

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secure with a cramp

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prevent the progress or free movement of

affect with or as if with a cramp

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suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle

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The specific mechanism involved in the muscle cramps experienced by cirrhosis patients has yet to be fully explored.
"I had to take Bascopan to ease the pain of the cramps because I could not do anything at all," she says.
Preventing cramps Regular calf-stretching exercises might not fully prevent cramps, but may help to reduce them.
Available without a prescription, Theraworx Relief is a fast-absorbing foam or spray that can be applied daily to prevent muscle cramps and spasms, or as needed to release a cramp quickly and reduce muscle soreness.
Archana Dhawan Bajaj, Gynecologist & Obstetrician, Nurture IVF Centre, said, "Menstrual cramps affect the health and lead to several mood swings and mood disorders.
Again, anytime you have a cramp, there's the potential to pull or strain something more, and with a quick turnaround on Saturday, I didn't think we can afford to risk it,' said Alapag.
Flex Pharma is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that is developing innovative and proprietary treatments for cramps and spasticity associated with the severe neurological diseases of ALS, MS, and peripheral neuropathies such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth.
There are several reasons that can cause muscle cramps, including exercising, injury, or overuse of muscles, or exposure to cold temperatures, medical conditions, such as blood flow problems, kidney disease, thyroid disease, and multiple sclerosis, or potassium, calcium, and other mineral deficiency in the blood.
After one month, the scientists found no difference in the frequency or severity of night leg cramps. (Each group reported a drop from about eight cramps per week to five per week.)
It's not clear what causes cramps, but they seem to be linked to dehydration and excess alcohol consumption, as well as medical conditions like diabetes and thyroid disease, and decreased potassium levels.
Measures that can be taken to help prevent leg cramps include avoiding over-stretching the legs, pointing the toes, and walking excessively; wearing low-heeled shoes; wearing support hose; and arising slowly from a sitting position.
Exercise-associated muscle cramps (EAMCs) occur during physical activity and are characterized as " ...
He initially suffered cramps in his hamstring in that match and came off the field to receive treatment.
Mind you, when I checked the NHS website it says one reason for getting such cramps is pregnancy.