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Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Spasm
I'm having continual dull spasms under my left latissimus dorsi muscle area. No injury has taken place or overuse do to workouts. Any suggestions?
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
Many reasons: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. Overuse, spine problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. See doctor. ...Read more
Where is the spasm?: Skeletal muscle spasms are caused by involuntary and sustained muscle contractions. They can be acute or chronic, interment or constant. Sometime we don't know why a muscle is in spasm. Often it is followed by an antecedence sprain and the sprain does not have to be acute. Generally speaking, they are do to intrinsic or extrinsic disturbance of one component of neuro-musculo-skeletal systems. ...Read more
Depends on so: Many things, but two common easy to fix things are dehydration and magnesium deficiency. Try taking an over the counter magnesium (if you are healthy and no other medical issues) and hydrate well with water and electrolytes to see if this helps decrease your spasms. If not, may need to see your physician to rule out minor metabolic issues or medications that could be making these worse. ...Read more
Lack of circulation: Most muscle spasms will happen after workingout due to the lack of good blood circulation in the muscle. By stretching and doing a lighter workout you should be able to avoid these cramps as you develop new blood vessels. If changing your routine does not remedy the cramping consult your doctor. There are other causes that wll be need to be checked. ...Read more
Pain: Usually muscle spasm is the bodies attempt to stabilize a bone or joint that hurts. It is seen most often in association with back and neck pain. As the muscle spasm continues, metabolites of muscle contraction build up in the muscle which add more soreness to the pain. Treatments can be aimed at reliving the source of the pain or relaxing the muscle spasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overuse: First, always make sure with your doctor that your chest pain is not cardiac or pulmonary. After that, look at the usage of your arms. Activities such as pushups, or frequent pushing/pulling/carrying of items can cause chest muscle discomfort. Other times, muscle spasms of the upper back can radiate to the chest muscles. Physical therapy/ massage or a muscle relaxant can help. ...Read more
Depends on that cause of your muscle spasm, but if there is no specific underlying medical condition (like a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury etc), then regular stretching of the muscle can be helpful, with moist heat before stretching.
Also, in an acute spasms, it can be helpful to alternate ice and heat to break the spasms.
Beyond that, certain medications may help, as your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Indeed.... Could be intercostal muscles, diaphragm, or heart.... If heart feels funny, see a doctor. ...Read more
Generally they are -:
Not. But the reason for the spasms must be diagnosed properly. See your pcp and get evaluated and treated and also to ensure they don't come back.
Good luck. ...Read more
Muscle spasm: Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also utilize muscle relaxant medication ...Read more
Muscle spasms (involuntary contraction of one or more muscles) can be the result of numerous conditions:
Overexertion of muscles
Insufficient stretching before exercise
Exercising in the heat
side effect from medications
...to name a few
growth is not typically a cause of muscle spasms
an exam by your doctor may be needed ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more