Muscle cramps in the cancer patient: causes and treatment.

  • Tali Siegal
  • Published 1991 in Journal of pain and symptom management
Muscle cramps may occur in healthy individuals without any apparent cause; these are regarded as benign cramps. Cramps may also develop as a symptom of a systemic disease, such as uremia. Cramps probably originate in the distal portion of the motor nerve. It is unclear whether the nerve terminals are hyperexcitable or prone to repetitive activity in the… CONTINUE READING