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Muscle Cramps

A muscle cramp is an involuntary contraction of a muscle lasting from several seconds up to ten minutes. Cramps can cause a severe pain from the muscle belly. A muscle cramp is similar to a muscle spasm with similar causes

What causes a muscle cramp?

There are many reasons why muscles cramp, some of which are similar to those of a muscle spasm. Some of the causes are:

  • Underlying neural disorder
  • Depletion in sodium
  • Fatigued muscles
  • Dehydration

How can physiotherapy help with muscle cramps?

Physiotherapy can offer strategies to help prevent muscle cramps and help to treat them if they occur. Our senior physiotherapists are professionals who have experience at treating professional and amateur sports men and women who suffer from cramp.

What Physiotherapy treatments can be expected for muscle cramps?

Our senior physiotherapists will formulate an individualised treatment programme for the client based on the outcome of the initial assessment.

Some of the physiotherapy treatments may include:


Muscle cramps can be painful and quite often without a known cause. Our senior physiotherapists offers a high quality professional service for all clients.

For an individualized assessment and tailored treatment programme please contact us to arrange an appointment.