What is a muscle spasm? A muscle spasm is an involuntary muscle contraction that is normally harmless and temporary but can be painful; and treat by physical therapy in Center Moriches NY. There are many different reasons you can have a muscle spasm; some examples include extreme fatigue/dehydration, not using the muscle enough, and low magnesium/potassium.
Where can I have a muscle spasm?
Muscle spasms can happen in any part of the body but tend to frequently occur in:
Some other relevant causes can be stress and anxiety. This can cause a muscle twitch in the face that can affect your nerves. Athletes who do not warm up properly or who are working out in extremely hot conditions can get muscle spasms. Athletes also tend to get charley horse spasms in the calf muscles.
Who’s at risk?
- Older adults
- Pregnant women
People who are overweight
People who suffer from nerve disorders or thyroid-related problems experience a higher than average amount of muscle spasms. For the most part, they’re nothing to worry about but can also indicate that you may have an underlying neurological condition. These types of health conditions affect the brain, which is responsible for muscle movement. It’s important to seek a doctor if you feel affected. Physical therapy in Center Moriches NY is here to help you.
Symptoms We See At Physical Therapy in Center Moriches NY
Not all muscle spasms are painful; sometimes, it just feels like the muscle is jumping or twitching and only lasts a few seconds. More serious conditions consist of a cramped feeling where it hurts to move and can last a few minutes. Sometimes muscles can continue to hurt afterward, and it’s advised to see a doctor. If it’s a neurological condition, you can experience:
- slow movements
- double vision
- sleep problems
- a pins-and-needles sensation
- a tremor
- weakness in the muscles
- pain in the back, neck, or head
Physical Therapy in Center Moriches NY
SCR&PT offers physical therapy, with highly skilled, trained professionals who are here to help you recover from any abnormal pains. Our doctors can help ease your muscle spasm with heat therapy, gentle stretches, massages, and muscle strengthening. Click here to book an appointment today!