What is it about?

We emphasise the application of the Classification of Diseases (ICD-9), code 327.52 and the development of a diagnostic instrument for diagnosing nocturnal leg cramps for use by general practioners and physiotherapists.

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Why is it important?

Nocturnal leg cramps are a highly prevalent musculoskeletal disorder.


Stretching is an effective and safe treatment option in patients with nocturnal leg cramps.

Dr. Joannes Hallegraeff

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This page is a summary of: A clear definition of nocturnal leg cramps is essential for comparability of research, Journal of Physiotherapy, September 2014, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jphys.2014.06.017.
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