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What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

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Dr. Bettina Herbert
19 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Several things: The scariest thing would be nerve damage or a systemic muscle or nerve disease. The most common would be overuse (such as writing or running without stretching). 95% + of time it is overuse or poor posture/ alignment along with dehydration (drink enough water - include electrolytes if heavy exercise) followed by magnesium and calcium depletion. Potassium also important.
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
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