What is a muscle spasm?

Muscle Spasm. A sudden tightening of any muscle is a muscle spasm. This can be caused by excessive use or electrolyte abnormalities.
A. Cntraction od a muscle that does not relax due to a variety of reasons.

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What is a Muscle spasm?

Irritated Muscle. Generally a muscle spasm is an irritation of that muscle. Sometimes this results in an abnormal continuation of muscle tension that results in pain longer than expected. Muscle spasms have a reason, its your body's way of telling you not to do what you just did. Read more...

What causes painful muscle spasms?

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...

What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What could cause muscle spasms in my chest?

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...

What can cause muscle spasms with movement?

Specialist will help. Usually tight muscles, ligaments and tissue. See a musculoskeletal specialist, usually a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) that specializes in omm (osteopathic manual medicine) or nmm (neuromuscular medicine) with a sports medicine background. You'll be given simple exercises, stretches and along with heat usually helps. Read more...

What could cause muscle spasms in the lower back and around the waist?

Think pelvic . In females these type of symptoms can be associated with pelvic inflammation. Most serious would be pyelonephritis (infection of kidneys) or ovarian cancer. Bladder infections or endometriosis may cause similar symptoms. Constipation may contribute. Disorders of the spine may be a consideration, but usually cause more pain down the legs. Read more...