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Muscle Spasm may affect different types of muscles, leading to different type of symptoms. Muscle spasms cause extreme discomfort and pain. Muscle spasm is caused by a sudden involuntary contraction of the muscle or a group of muscles. Symptoms are:
• Sudden burst of pain
• Shooting pain
HOW IS MUSCLE SPASM DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by an orthopaedic who examines the areas and also does an X-ray to check for internal injuries.
HOW IS MUSCLE SPASM TREATED?
Treatment of muscle spasms depends on their severity. Following a moderate exercise regimen helps prevent muscle spasm due to overuse of muscles. Muscle relaxants, pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly given for relief from pain. Home treatments like cold compress may also be followed
DID YOU KNOW?
Overuse of muscles, especially in sport persons causes muscle spasms in most cases.