Leg cramps happen when muscle suddenly shortens and becomes tight. This can be painful and make it hard for you to move, but in most cases a spasm will not last longer than 10 minutes.
The causes of leg cramps can range from exercise and putting too much strain on muscles to not drinking enough fluid.
Liver disease, ageing, medication for lowering cholesterol or high blood pressure and pregnancy are also possible causes.
Most cramps will go away without you doing anything, according to the NHS, but if you would prefer to do something…
Daily Express :: Health Feed