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Having had "charley horse" cramps since I was quite young I have looked for answers to this question for years. I found out that there are two things that are believed to cause muscle cramps. Low potassium is one and dehydration is the other. I read this in several web sites and/or medical "lifestyle-type" books. I've been told it is necessary to eat a banana(a good source of potassium) every day. As for water( I read this on line)- I found that if I drink about 12- 20 ounces of water several times a day-I don't have cramps AND generally feel better anyway!

Although I have never read about this, I personally came upon this solution myself:For several years now, I have found that drinking a cup of warm milk relieved the cramps- I don't think there is any reason for this-maybe it helped me to relax?

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