It has, unfortunately, happened to most of us… you're in the middle of a great workout, walking down the street, or even rolling over in bed at night, when suddenly you are overcome with horrible pain. A cramp! You clutch at your seizing muscle, rubbing at it to release, rocking back and forth as you wait for the cramp to pass and relief to come.
Cramping muscles are certainly not a fun experience, and while they may sometimes seem to strike at random, they give us important information regarding the health of our muscles and body. So, what exactly do cramps mean, and what can you do to prevent them? Read on below for more information.