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Claudication vs. Cramp

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Claudicationnoun

Limping.

Crampnoun

A painful contraction of a muscle which cannot be controlled.

Claudicationnoun

A condition in which temporary cramp-like pain in the calf muscles is induced by exercise, typically caused by obstruction of the arteries.

Crampnoun

That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a shackle; a hindrance.

Claudicationnoun

A halting or limping.

Crampnoun

A clamp for carpentry or masonry.

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Claudicationnoun

disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet

Crampnoun

A piece of wood having a curve corresponding to that of the upper part of the instep, on which the upper leather of a boot is stretched to give it the requisite shape.

Claudication

Claudication is a medical term usually referring to impairment in walking, or pain, discomfort, numbness, or tiredness in the legs that occurs during walking or standing and is relieved by rest. The perceived level of pain from claudication can be mild to extremely severe.

Crampverb

(intransitive) (of a muscle) To contract painfully and uncontrollably.

Crampverb

(transitive) To prohibit movement or expression.

‘You're cramping my style.’;

Crampverb

(transitive) To restrain to a specific physical position, as if with a cramp.

‘You're going to need to cramp the wheels on this hill.’;

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Crampverb

To fasten or hold with, or as if with, a cramp.

Crampverb

(by extension) To bind together; to unite.

Crampverb

To form on a cramp.

‘to cramp boot legs’;

Crampnoun

That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a shackle; a hindrance.

‘A narrow fortune is a cramp to a great mind.’; ‘Crippling his pleasures with the cramp of fear.’;

Crampnoun

A device, usually of iron bent at the ends, used to hold together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.; a cramp iron.

Crampnoun

A rectangular frame, with a tightening screw, used for compressing the joints of framework, etc.

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Crampnoun

A piece of wood having a curve corresponding to that of the upper part of the instep, on which the upper leather of a boot is stretched to give it the requisite shape.

Crampnoun

A spasmodic and painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, as of the leg.

‘The cramp, divers nights, gripeth him in his legs.’;

Crampnoun

A paralysis of certain muscles due to excessive use; as, writer's cramp; milker's cramp, etc.

Crampverb

To compress; to restrain from free action; to confine and contract; to hinder.

‘The mind my be as much cramped by too much knowledge as by ignorance.’;

Crampverb

To fasten or hold with, or as with, a cramp.

Crampverb

to bind together; to unite.

‘The . . . fabric of universal justic is well cramped and bolted together in all its parts.’;

Crampverb

To form on a cramp; as, to cramp boot legs.

Crampverb

To afflict with cramp.

‘When the gout cramps my joints.’;

Crampadjective

Knotty; difficult.

‘Care being taken not to add any of the cramp reasons for this opinion.’;

Crampnoun

a painful and involuntary muscular contraction

Crampnoun

a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued

Crampnoun

a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together

Crampverb

secure with a cramp;

‘cramp the wood’;

Crampverb

prevent the progress or free movement of;

‘He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather’; ‘the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries’;

Cramp

A cramp is a sudden, involuntary muscle contraction or overshortening; while generally temporary and non-damaging, they can cause significant pain and a paralysis-like immobility of the affected muscle. Muscle cramps are common and are often associated with pregnancy, physical exercise or overexertion, age (common in older adults), or may be a sign of a motor neuron disorder.

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