Heat cramps

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Background

  1. Painful, involuntary, spasmodic contractions of skeletal muscles
    1. Usually affects calves, thighs and shoulders
  2. Occurs to pts who are sweating profusely and replace fluid losses with water
    1. May occur during exercise or during a rest period several hrs later

Treatment

    1. Self-limited
    2. Pain is difficult to tx; often does not respond to opiates alone
    3. Gatorade or NS IV

Source

Tintinalli