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Spasms

Description

The word spasm is used to describe a sudden, uncontrolled, and repetitive contraction of a muscle, group of muscles, or an organ. Spasms may affect any muscle in your body and can be short-lived or prolonged. Spasms are succeeded by sudden burst of intense pain which hampers the movement of and around the affected muscle.

Causes
Known causes of spasms are:
  • Alcohol abuse,
  • Alkalosis,
  • Hyperventilation,
  • Hyperparathyroidism,
  • Malnutrition,
  • Certain medicines,
  • Pregnancy,
  • Vitamin D deficiency,
  • Bell’s palsy,
  • Multiple sclerosis,
  • Muscular dystrophy,
  • Parkinson’s,
  • Dehydration.
Risk factors

Prominent risk factors of spasms are:

  • Tight, inflexible muscles,
  • Poor physical condition,
  • Poor muscle tone,
  • Inadequate diet,
  • Physical overexertion,
  • Muscle injury,
  • Muscle fatigue,
  • Dehydration.
Symptoms

Common symptoms of spasms are:

  • Abdominal pain,
  • Difficulty in walking,
  • Persistent diarrhea,
  • Fatigue,
  • Grimacing,
  • Headache,
  • Muscle pain,
  • Nausea with or without vomiting,
  • Numbness,
  • Rapid breathing,
  • Tingling in the hands or feet,
  • Weakness.
Diagnosis

To reach a diagnosis, your doctor will take your detailed medical history, will closely inspect the affected muscle, will ask about the duration, intensity, associated symptoms, character, severity, aggravating and relieving factors of your condition.

Management

The treatment of spasms is based on the causative agent. Treating the underlying cause may affectively provide relief from spasms. Simple measures at home include applying an ice pack to tender muscles and heat pack to tight muscles and gentle stretching and massage of the affected muscle. Counselling of the patient should be done to avoid physical overexertion of the frequently affected muscles.

When to consult a doctor?

You should consult a doctor if your condition is worsening, there is no improvement in your condition, your daily life is hampered, every other day you are getting a spasm, the pain becomes unbearable, or your condition is causing you emotional and physical distress.

Available Medicine for Spasms

Librax 5mg/2.5mg

Rs.33.9

Martin Dow

Librax 5mg/2.5mg

Rs.36.96

Martin Dow

Spasmo-Cibalgin

Rs.27.1

Novartis

Spasfon 80mg

Rs.263.59

Himont

Anafortan Plus

Rs.207

AGP

Spadix 80mg/80mg

Rs.110

Tabroos

Agile 2mg

Rs.130.5

Wilshire

Agile 4mg

Rs.261

Wilshire

Analar 2mg

Rs.133.88

AGP

Arcozid 2mg

Rs.111.74

PPP

Azanid 2mg

Rs.83

Usawa

D-Tone 2mg

Rs.92.9

Stand Pharm

Dine 2mg

Rs.83

Epoch

Fernor 2mg

Rs.121

Amarant

Fernor 4mg

Rs.161

Amarant

Fernor 6mg

Rs.256

Amarant

Kadin 2mg

Rs.83

Fynk

Lentil 2mg

Rs.97.5

Adamjee Pharmaceuticals

Lintiz 2mg

Rs.83

Bosch

Lintiz 4mg

Rs.140

Bosch

Makrelex 2mg

Rs.80

Makson

Maxlax 2mg

Rs.83

Genix

Maxlax 4mg

Rs.130

Genix

Micnic 2mg

Rs.83

Zephyr Pharmatec

Micnic 4mg

Rs.140

Zephyr Pharmatec

Midin 2mg

Rs.83

Jaens

Molluscus 2mg

Rs.83

Radium

Molvcom 2mg

Rs.104

Semos

Molvcom 2mg

Rs.0

Semos

Movax 2mg

Rs.200

Sami

Movax 4mg

Rs.270

Sami

Movcolm 2mg

Rs.0

Pharmark

Movcolm 2mg

Rs.0

Pharmark

Mudine 2mg

Rs.83

Rakahposhi

Mural 2mg

Rs.83

Paramount

Musidin 6mg

Rs.419.4

Martin Dow

Musidin 2mg

Rs.172.11

Martin Dow

Musidin 4mg

Rs.241.96

Martin Dow

Muslex 2mg

Rs.83

Danas

Musnide 2mg

Rs.83

Medifine

Musrel 2mg

Rs.83

Well & Well

Musrel 4mg

Rs.140

Well & Well

Mylex 2mg

Rs.83

Gillman

Mylex 4mg

Rs.140

Gillman

Mylifam 2mg

Rs.83

Qintar Pharma

Myodine 2mg

Rs.83

Envoy

Myodine 4mg

Rs.140

Envoy

Myotiz 2mg

Rs.83

Convell

Nazeden 2mg

Rs.83

Hygeia

Nazeden 4mg

Rs.83

Hygeia

Nimrelex 2mg

Rs.83

Nimrall

Nyer 2mg

Rs.70

Medisure

Nyer 4mg

Rs.70

Medisure

Ortizidine 2mg

Rs.83

Orta

Redeem 2mg

Rs.80

Pulse

Relaxamed 2mg

Rs.160

Medicraft

Relaxidine 2mg

Rs.83

Lotus

Relaxit 2mg

Rs.80

Glitz

Rexant 2mg

Rs.80

Helix Pharma

Skelgesic 2mg

Rs.87.36

Werick

Skelwin 2mg

Rs.102.22

Wns Field

Sketeez 2mg

Rs.83

Neo Medix

Soneta 2mg

Rs.122.73

Atco

Spasfree 2mg

Rs.83

Vega

Strive 2mg

Rs.90

Star

Taixa 2mg

Rs.65

Noa Hemis

Taixa 4mg

Rs.140

Noa Hemis

Tanin 2mg

Rs.83

Vertex

Tanzic 2mg

Rs.83

Maark

Tazadin 2mg

Rs.83

Shawan

Tazadin 4mg

Rs.140

Shawan

Terlax 2mg

Rs.122.44

Barrett

Terlax 4mg

Rs.225.83

Barrett

Ternelin 2mg

Rs.240

Novartis

Tigesic 2mg

Rs.79

Healthtek

Tinadine 2mg

Rs.92

Unipharm

Ternelin 4mg

Rs.465

Novartis

TENZ TIZPA 2.MG TAB 10'S

Rs.147

S.J. & G. Fazul Ellahie

Trizadine 2mg

Rs.83

Avant

Tiflex 2 mg

Rs.112.7

Titlis Pharma

Tizorel 2mg

Rs.129

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