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What is Muscle spasm?

What is Muscle spasm?

  • Muscle spasm: A muscle spasm is a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ, or a similarly sudden contraction of an orifice.
  • Muscle spasm: a painful and involuntary muscular contraction.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Muscle spasm: Introduction

Types of Muscle spasm:

Broader types of Muscle spasm:

How serious is Muscle spasm?

Prognosis of Muscle spasm: Although cramps can be a great nuisance, they are a benign condition. Their importance is limited to the discomfort and inconvenience they cause, or to the diseases associated with them. Careful attention to the preceding recommendations will greatly diminish the problem of cramps for most individuals. Those with persistent or severe muscle cramps should seek medical attention.

What causes Muscle spasm?

Causes of Muscle spasm: see causes of Muscle spasm
Risk factors for Muscle spasm: see risk factors for Muscle spasm

What are the symptoms of Muscle spasm?

Symptoms of Muscle spasm: see symptoms of Muscle spasm

Muscle spasm: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Muscle spasm.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Muscle spasm.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Muscle spasm: see treatments for Muscle spasm
Research for Muscle spasm: see research for Muscle spasm

Name and Aliases of Muscle spasm

Main name of condition: Muscle spasm

Other names or spellings for Muscle spasm:

spasm, muscle cramps

Spasm, Cramp
Source - WordNet 2.1


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