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Muscle spasm

Muscle spasm: Introduction

Muscle spasm: The occurrence of a sudden prolonged and uncontrolled contraction of a muscle. See detailed information below for a list of 29 causes of Muscle spasm, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Muscle spasm

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Causes of Types of Muscle spasm:

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Muscle spasm Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Muscle spasm may include:

  • 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
  • Diazepam
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Muscle spasm: Animations

Drug interactions causing Muscle spasm:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Muscle spasm as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Venlafaxine and monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant interaction
  • Effexor and monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant interaction
  • Effexor XR and monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant interaction
  • Phenelzine and SSRI antidepressant interaction
  • Nardil and SSRI antidepressant interaction
  • more interactions...»

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Muscle spasm: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Muscle spasm

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Muscle spasm: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Muscle spasm: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Muscle spasm:

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

Detailed list of causes of Muscle spasm

The list below shows some of the causes of Muscle spasm mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Muscle spasm?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Muscle spasm. Of the 29 causes of Muscle spasm that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 25 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Muscle spasm:

The following list of conditions have 'Muscle spasm' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Muscle spasm Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Muscle spasm based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Muscle spasm:

    Subtypes of Muscle spasm:

    Calf spasm (13 causes), Shin spasm (8 causes), Upper arm spasm (8 causes), Clonus (23 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Muscle spasm:

    Muscle spasms (929 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Seizures (2418 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Spasms (2183 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Muscle spasm:

    Muscle spasms (929 causes), Muscle tone symptoms, Paralysis (325 causes), Seizures (2418 causes), Anemia (926 causes), Sideroblastic spinocerebellar ataxia, Barakat syndrome, Brown-Sequard Syndrome, Chemical poisoning, -Methoxy-N, N-Diisopropyltryptamine, Calf spasm (13 causes), Shin spasm (8 causes), Upper arm spasm (8 causes), Clonus (23 causes)

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