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Twisted Muscles (Overview)

Twisted muscles are muscles that spasm and contract spontaneously, which may be painful.


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Could worry and stress cause muscle spasm in injury?

Could worry and stress cause muscle spasm in injury?

Muscle injury: Stress can effect any part of of the body but I have not heard of it causing muscle spasm. I believe if muscles are tight enough from stress it can send them into spasm. ...Read more

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Twisted Muscles (Overview)

Twisted muscles are muscles that spasm and contract spontaneously, which may be painful.


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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
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Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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How do I treat a muscle spasm?

Heat and TENS: Heat and trascutaneous electrical nerve stimulation also help with muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for muscle spasm?

It depend: Fortunately, muscle strains usually heal with time in a couple of days or weeks because muscles in the lower back have a good blood supply to bring the necessary nutrients and proteins for healing to take place.If the pain is severe, the patient may be advised to rest, but for no more than one to two days. Pain medications and applying ice or heat may all help alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasm symptoms be cured? Why do they come off and on?

These are treatable: Muscle spasms unfortunately may not be curable depending on their etiology, but they are most definitely treatable. Many patients with upper motor neuron syndrome from cord of brain lesions due to a stroke, a spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis for example, will experience increased muscle tone, muscle spasms and spasticity. There exist several pharmaceutical agents aimed at decreasing the f. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent cure for neuromuscular pain and muscle spasm in chest and back? Which is better - drugs or physiotherapy?

Is there any permanent cure for neuromuscular pain and muscle spasm in chest and back? Which is better - drugs or physiotherapy?

See below: Neuromuscular pain and muscle spasm are symptoms and do not describe the cause, therefore it is not possible for me to advise about "cures". You should see a doctor to determine the cause of these symptoms if possible. ...Read more

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My mother (60 yrs old) has facial muscle spasm near lower eyelid for 1-2 weeks each time, 2-3 times a year for the last few years. how can she prevent?

My mother (60 yrs old) has facial muscle spasm near lower eyelid for 1-2 weeks each time, 2-3 times a year for the last few years. how can she prevent?

Hemifacial spasm: is irregular twitching or spasm of the muscles on one side of the face. The first symptom is usually an intermittent spasm of the lower eyelid muscle that can lead to forced closure of the eye. The treatment of choice is injection of botulinum toxin type A (Botox). Rec.: see a neurologist for definitive diagnosis, lab tests, imaging (MRI_MRA) and management. ...Read more

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What food avoid having muscle spasm?

What food avoid having muscle spasm?

????: Sorry, your post cannot be understood. Please explain your question IN DETAIL (5 words aren't enough) to a native speaker of English and have that person post your question for you. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasm is a symptom in which a person's muscle or muscles tighten up and stay contracted for longer than they should. Some causes of muscle spasms are nerve problems, muscle problems, injuries, infections, ...Read more