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What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many causes

Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously.
A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." overuse, exercise, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite issues, and certain diseases can contribute to spasms.

In brief: Many causes

Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously.
A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." overuse, exercise, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite issues, and certain diseases can contribute to spasms.
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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