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TREATMENT of muscle spasms

Often known as a common and painful form of condition, muscle spasms can affect both adolescents and adults. The cause of a muscle spasm is truly varied, and its origin is multiple. Some studies show a good number of factors such as: climate, previous physical activity, stress level or age.

Muscle spasm: What is it?

A person with a muscle spasm feels some form of involuntary contraction on muscle groups, a muscle or even in muscle fibers. The contraction in question lasts a few seconds and sometimes even a few minutes.

Muscle spasm can affect multiple places on the body. Most of the time, it is present in the membranes and especially in the abdomen.

This pathology could affect any type of person regardless of age and sex. However, it does not involve serious conditions. And even in the case of a severe muscle spasm, it does not represent a permanent impact on the physical health of the person concerned.

It is notable that muscle spasm and spasticity are not identical. The second term determines a chronic condition that causes muscle stiffness and difficulty movement. For this case, the best option is to consult a physiotherapist so that you can reduce pain sensations faster. Because of the constant muscle contractions, spasticity does not represent the same property as a muscle spasm. It thus determines neurological origins. For muscle relief, this is the best possible alternative.

What are the different causes of a muscle spasm?

The appearance of muscle contraction can occur at the origin of several patterns. In the majority of cases, this situation is related to the practice of physical exertion. Attached are the most common causes:

Lack of proper stretching

During physical exercise, the muscles produce contraction and some dilation. Continuous movement could therefore cause a muscle spasm.

Muscle fatigue

Overtraining of the muscles could weaken the muscles and lead to fatigue. This causes a muscle spasm.


Once a person is dehydrated, they feel some contraction, which will then lead to muscle spasm.

Stress-related muscle contractions

Even without physical exertion, there are many people suffering from muscle spasm with stress. It occurs on certain small areas of the body such as: in the trapezius, shoulder blades, shoulders, lower back and certain facial muscles,

What should I do in case of muscle spasms?

Muscle spasms can occur at any time, in any place and especially on any type of person. It is almost impossible to prevent these delicate situations. The goal is above all to give the muscles a rest time for partial relief.

To relax and contract, muscles need time to rest. Subsequently, it is advisable to rely on a physiotherapist. It is the ideal professional to make a regular follow-up and to be able to suggest stretches adapted to your condition. In addition to the different techniques that the physiotherapist can perform to reduce muscle spasms, he can also advise the practice of strengthening exercises that are easy to perform at home.

Through the intervention of Physio + Hamel’s professional physiotherapists, the results will be satisfactory for a better time. With their qualified competence on the medium, they offer you the best adequate treatments for the symptom of muscle spasm. This will allow you to regain your mobility more quickly. This is the best option to consider in order to recover quickly. In particular, they help you define an excellent rehabilitation process.

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