You've tried resting and a few minutes have passed. During those few minutes, the cramp has known no signs of retreat whatsoever. To stop the cramp, in this case, your best solution is beginning a slight stretch of the affected muscle. That way, you can alarm the fibers and incline them to stop the cramping sensation. First, you should relax the leg and stop any activity. Then, you can always establish a 30-second stretch of the muscle. By doing that, your motor nerves will feel the extra tension and the cramp will lessen.
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