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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Simple causes of muscle spasms include:
- Normal. It is common to have an occasional muscle spasm, especially related to muscle exertion or exercise.
- Muscle fatigue (e.g. from exercise)
- Muscle cramps
- Muscle injury
- Occupational muscle over-use
- Dehydration. Note ...
Causes List for Muscle Spasms
Possible causes of Muscle Spasms (or similar symptoms) may include:1
- ADCY5-related dyskinesia (twitches)
- ALG1-CDG syndrome (Flexion contracture)
- ALG13-CDG syndrome (Flexion contracture)
- ATR-X syndrome (Flexion contracture)
- Aarskog syndrome, autosomal dominant (Flexion contracture)
- Aarskog syndrome (Flexion contracture)
- Abdominal wall defect (muscle contractions)
- Absence epilepsy (myoclonus)
- Acanthosis nigricans muscle cramps acral enlargement ...
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:More Similar Symptoms for Muscle Spasms »
Treatments for Muscle Spasms
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
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- Source: Algorithmically Generated List
- Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ ataxia/ treatment/
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