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Muscle spasms

Description

The prolonged involuntary contraction of muscles due to abnormal nerve stimulation or abnormal muscle activity is known as muscle spasm. It is very common and can occur in any muscle of the body, but it is most common in hands, feet, abdomen, arms, thighs etc. 

Causes

Causes muscle spasm include:

  • Strenuous exercise,
  • Dehydration,
  • Stress,
  • Anxiety,
  • Fatigue,
  • Muscle pain,
  • Obesity,
  • Narrowing of arteries,
  • Diabetes etc.
Risk factors

Individuals who are at risk of getting muscle spasm are:

  • Elderly
  • Diabetic,
  • Athletes,
  • Obese,
  • Hypertensive,
  • Pregnant,
  • Stroke,
  • Anemic
  • Patients with high cholesterol etc.
Symptoms

Common muscle spasm symptoms include:

  • Pain,
  • Tremor,
  • Hard muscle
  • Defective coordination etc.
Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made usually by taking proper history and doing physical examinations. If necessary and the cause is still unknown after performing history and examination then electromyography (EMG), CT Scan, MRI, thyroid function test (TFT) and complete blood count (CBC) is performed.

Management

Try to prevent muscle spasms by stretching or hydrating yourself before performing strenuous exercise or any activity that requires exertion.

Usually muscle spasms settle down on their own, but individuals who experience severe pain following steps should be taken to ease the pain:

  • Stretch and massage the spasmed muscle gently,
  • Cool the sored area with the help of ice pack,
  • Relax tightened muscle by warming it with the heating pad etc.
When to consult a doctor?

Usually it resolves on its own within a few minutes or hours. If you are experiencing frequent and persistent painful muscle spasms then consult a doctor.  

Available Medicine for Muscle spasms

Cebenz 10mg

Rs.115

Shrooq

Cebenz 5mg

Rs.60

Shrooq

Comforta 10mg

Rs.238

MAQ

Dysoprin 10mg

Rs.190

Dyson R L

Elasta 10mg

Rs.100

Si Tech

Elasta 10mg

Rs.276

Si Tech

Emrix 15mg

Rs.112

Getz Pharma

Emrix 30mg

Rs.193

Getz Pharma

Eumytic 10mg

Rs.100

Atco

Eumytic 5mg

Rs.60

Atco

Flexagil 10mg

Rs.115

CCL

Flexagil 5mg

Rs.80.79

CCL

Hiflexil 10mg

Rs.100

Highnoon

Skelebenz 15mg

Rs.220

Hirani's Pharma

Skelebenz 30mg

Rs.367

Hirani's Pharma

Flexagil

Rs.10

CCL

Valium 5mg

Rs.15.12

Martin Dow

Apaurin 2mg

Rs.1.53

Isis

Benzopine 10mg

Rs.10.67

Danas

Cerelium 5mg

Rs.216

Helix Pharma

DAZ 10mg

Rs.2208

Safe Pharma

Diazin 5mg

Rs.110

Polyfine

Diazomil 5mg

Rs.240

Mediate

Europam 2mg

Rs.11

Euro Pharma

Europam 5mg

Rs.3.96

Euro Pharma

Europam 5mg

Rs.16.5

Euro Pharma

Kozypam 5mg

Rs.30

Lisko

Relaxipam 10mg

Rs.21.34

Epla

Relaxipam 10mg

Rs.533.5

Epla

Relaxipam 5mg

Rs.18.06

Epla

Somnite 10mg

Rs.10.63

PDH

Unipam 5mg

Rs.327.5

U nison

Valium 10mg

Rs.39

Martin Dow

Valium 10mg

Rs.22.91

Martin Dow

Baxamin 400mg/500mg

Rs.76.66

Schazoo Pharmaceuticals

Nuberol 35mg/450mg

Rs.54.5

Searle

Nuberol Forte 50mg/650mg

Rs.32.59

Searle

Wilgesic 450mg/ 35mg

Rs.41.62

Wilson's

Samerol-N Forte

Rs.50

Sami

Acetofen 35mg/450mg

Rs.23.09

Shaigan

Acetor 35mg/450mg

Rs.18

Neo Medix

Angesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.19

Mass-PH Health

Anorol 50mg/650mg

Rs.35

Medela

Anorol 35mg/450mg

Rs.26

Medela

Begesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.19

Batala Pharma

Cenadrin 50mg/650mg

Rs.35

Akson

Citrogesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.26

Stand Pharm

Dolex 35mg/450mg

Rs.37.55

Pramount

Dolex 35mg/450mg

Rs.45

Pramount

Dolex 35mg/450mg

Rs.37.07

Pramount

Duragesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.35

Tabroos

Finegesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.33.5

Mediceena

Flexar 35mg/450mg

Rs.35

Candid

Flexodin 35mg/450mg

Rs.24.5

Remigton

Flogesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.80

Polyfine

Fygesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.20

Fynk

Gloral 35mg/450mg

Rs.22.1

Global Pharma

Graygesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.21.3

Grays

Heligesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.20

Helicon

Lexodin 35mg/450mg

Rs.0

Lexicon

Medigesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.53.66

Wilshire

Medigesic Forte 50mg/450mg

Rs.86.66

Wilshire

Medigesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.0

Wilshire

Medigesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.0

Wilshire

Nesgesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.26

Pearl

Nesgesic 35mg/450mg

Rs.38.33

Pearl

Excedrin-Xtra 35mg/450mg

Rs.22.1

Aries

Medigesic-C 35mg/450mg

Rs.0

Wilshire

Medigesic-C 35mg/450mg

Rs.0

Wilshire

Orphenalax 100mg

Rs.44.8

Eros