Six ways to kick nasty leg cramps to the curb – the evidence
It’s written by Anne Mullens, with the latest major update on August 15, 2019.1 Additional editing and fact-checking by Franziska Spritzler, RD. The guide was medically reviewed by Dr. Bret Scher, MD, on August 11, 2019.
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