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What is the rate of incidence of muscle cramps?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Although there are steps you can take to minimize your risk, no one is immune to muscle cramps. They are very common and most people will eventually experience one. Muscle cramps are common in middle aged and older adults, but it is estimated that about one-third of children experience leg or foot cramps.

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