Skeletal muscle spasms are very common. These are usually caused due to overuse of the muscles, dehydration or electrolyte abnormalities. Muscle spasms can occur abruptly and be painful. Symptoms depend on the muscle that is involved. In most cases, there is bulging or tightening of muscles.
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.