Muscle Cramps and Sports Activity.....A Team

    Muscle cramps and spasms is the price one pays for participating in athlete activity.  The painful muscle spasm or cramp sometimes is so acute that a bruise can result.  Usually when an athlete experiences a muscle cramp and it is not relieved immediately, small micro tears result.  These micro tears may appear benign, and often the athlete will try to push through the muscle cramp or spasm and make the resultant muscle injury worse.  When this happens the time for the muscle tissue to rehabilitate is extended.  The current method of treating a muscle cramp is to immediately massage and stretch the muscle to help relax and shorten the duration of the muscle spasm.  This may help, but in most cases the micro tears have occurred, and the athlete will be “hobbled” for a few days until the muscle tissue repairs itself.  Rest and avoidance of further strain of the muscle is recommended.

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    Leg cramps, calf cramps, and foot cramps are the most common type of cramps experienced by a large portion of the athletic population.  These sites involve muscles that cross two joints.  Sometimes muscle cramps can involve part of a muscle but more commonly all of the muscles in a group are involved.  The most common groups involved in muscle cramps or spasms are the calves, hamstrings, quadriceps, feet, hands and abdomen.

    When a person sustains a muscle cramp or spasm, the feeling can range from a slight tightening to a severe pain.  The duration can be from a few seconds to several minutes or longer. Often the muscle cramp or spasm will subside with time, but often it will reappear several times before finally stopping completely.  Each time this happens, additional micro tears can occur.

    It is believed that athletes experience muscle cramps from dehydration, electrolyte depletion, poor conditioning, muscle fatigue and performing a new activity.    Other factors that are typically associated with muscle cramps and spasms is performing an activity during extreme heat.  The resulting loss of fluids containing electrolytes increases the chance of muscle spasms and cramps.  Athletes are more likely to get muscle cramps in preseason and near the end of prolonged exercise, and some believe this is attributed to the lack of conditioning of the muscle groups.  The exact cause on muscle cramps and spasms is still unknown.

    Cramp911 addresses all of the muscle cramp and spasms issues.  Cramp911 will start to relieve a muscle cramp, e.g. calf cramp, in as little as 15 seconds.  When Cramp911 is applied immediately upon the onset of the muscle cramp or spasm, the potential muscle injury (micro tear) and the necessary recovery from the tear can be avoided.  Cramp911 rapidly penetrates into the muscle treatimng the root cause of the muscle cramp.  It is designed to have a substantial presence (up to 8 hours relief for normal athletic activity) at the muscle site to address the concern of a muscle cramp or spasm returning.  The combination of rapid penetration and prolonged presence,  A treatment of Cramp911 can prevent muscle spasms and cramps from ever appearing if applied prior to athletic activity.  It has been reported in extreme athletic events that Cramp911 will last from 3 to 4 hours in muscle cramp prevention.  There are quite a few testimonials, from extreme triathletes and marathoners to weekend warriors, to the effectiveness of Cramp911 for treating AND preventing leg cramps and spasms.

    Cramp911 will not work in extreme cases of dehydration or extreme overexertion.  Medical attention in those instances is always recommended.


    by Keith DelPrete, RPh