Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms, including muscle cramps, refer to an abnormal contraction of the muscle. A simple example is muscle cramps, which are often harmless effects from an overused muscle. But even muscle cramps can sometimes have serious hidden causes (e.g. diabetic ketoacidosis). Muscle spasms may also occur in a variety ...

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Causes

Simple causes of muscle spasms include:

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Causes List for Muscle Spasms

Possible causes of Muscle Spasms (or similar symptoms) may include:1

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Similar Symptoms

Is it a muscle spasm? Painless? Painful muscle cramp? Seizure? Twitch? There are many possible descriptions of similar symptoms. Consider whether any of these symptoms better fit what you’re trying to describe:

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Treatments for Muscle Spasms

Muscle problems If you're experiencing muscle spasms, cramps and stiffness, muscle relaxant medication such as baclofen or tizanidine may be used to control these symptoms. If these aren't effective, an injection of botulinum toxin (Botox) may be given. This ...2

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References

  1. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ ataxia/ treatment/ 

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