Leg cramps (Charley Horse) are painful sensations of tightness in muscles of the leg, especially, in the muscles of the calf, foot and thigh. Nocturnal leg cramps are cramps that occur at night when a person is sleeping.
These cramps are not life-threatening and have, generally, not been linked with any medical condition but are very painful and can lead to sleep disturbances. The muscle remains in a cramped and contracted position for few seconds to minutes which accounts for the intensity of the pain.
- Leg Cramps at Night - (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14170-leg-cramps-at-night)
- Nocturnal Leg Cramps - (https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0815/p350.html)
- Managing Nocturnal Leg Cramps - Calf-stretching Exercises and Cessation of Quinine Treatment: A Factorial Randomised Controlled Trial - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1463088/)
Latest Publications and Research on Nocturnal Leg Cramps
- Effect of l-carnitine supplementation on muscle cramps induced by stroke: A case report. - Published by PubMed
- [The influence of nooclerin on the structure of sleep disturbances in children with tension headaches]. - Published by PubMed
- [Hypoparathyroidism - un underestimated problem?] - Published by PubMed