Heat Cramps Definition
Heat cramps are painful, brief muscle cramps that occur during or after exercise or work in a hot environment. Muscles may spasm or jerk involuntarily. Cramping may also be delayed and occur a few hours later.
Heat cramps usually involve muscles fatigued by heavy work such as the calves, thighs, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. A person is most at risk when:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2014
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Must Read Articles Related to Heat Cramps
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Heat Cramps:
Heat Cramps - Treatment
What was your treatment for heat cramps?
Heat Cramps - Signs And Symptoms
What were the symptoms of your heat cramps?
- Staying Fit During Pregnancy
- 8 Devices to Help You Get Fit
- Diabetes and Exercise: How to Overcome Your Obstacles