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Muscle spasm

Muscle spasm: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Muscle spasm is available below.

Symptoms of Muscle spasm

Treatments for Muscle spasm

  • Massage
  • Application of heat or cold
  • For leg cramps the quickest treatment involves bending over and grabbing the end of the toes, fully straightening out the leg, the cramp will eventually dissipate
  • Eating foods high in potassium can help prevent muscle cramps
  • In the case of cramps caused by varicose veins, treatment of the affected veins with sclerotherapy, endovenous laser or surgery usually provides relief
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Causes of Muscle spasm

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Muscle spasm: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Muscle spasm

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Prognosis for Muscle spasm

Prognosis for 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.

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Definitions of Muscle spasm:

A painful and involuntary muscular contraction - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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More information about Muscle spasm

  1. Muscle spasm: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Prognosis

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