Here's Why Your Muscles Are Cramping Post-Workout

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woman with muscle cramp in her calf


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(HealthDay News) -- You've just finished working out, and one of your muscles is cramping and causing lots of pain.

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says possible triggers for muscle cramps include:

  • Forgetting to stretch before exercise.
  • Having tired muscles due to overuse or lack of exercise.
  • Exercising in hot weather, which can lead to dehydration and loss of electrolytes.
  • Sometimes muscles cramp for unknown reasons.

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