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Severe muscle cramps relieved by transcutaneous nerve stimulation: a case report.
  1. K R Mills,
  2. D J Newham,
  3. R H Edwards

    Abstract

    The case is described of a 51-year-old man with a 21 year history of severe, long-lasting and widespread muscle cramps. Physical examination revealed muscle hypertrophy and fasciculation; electromyography showed spontaneously active motor units which disappeared during sleep. Cramps could be aborted by ice or mechanical vibration but the most effective management was achieved using transcutaenous nerve stimulation.

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