Muscle spasms are different depending on the cause of the pain. Most muscle spasms are acute in onset and are the result of a muscle forcibly contracting. Muscle spasms greatly vary in length of time that they last. Some may just last seconds, especially those that are caused by a muscle cramp. Others may last a few hours until they are stretched and others may require therapist input to relieve.
Muscle spasming is a term used to define a muscle which has undergone excessive contraction. They are very painful in nature and and can result in sharp, stabbing, grabbing, cramping or aching style pain. It can last a few seconds or a muscle can stay spasmed for hours or months. Our trained team of Soft Tissue Occupational Therapists can work with you to reduce whatever kind of muscle spasming you’re experiencing.
Muscle spasming can be cause for a number of reasons including chronic and acute conditions. Muscle spasming is an area that Soft Tissue Occupational Therapists specialise in. Muscle spasming can be caused by a number of chronic physical conditions such as spondylothesis, arthritis, chronic pain, headaches, tight weak muscles, tendonitis, bursitis etc. Muscle spasming can also be caused by a number of acute physical conditions such as sprains, strains, tears, whiplash, cramps, torticollis etc. Muscle spasming can also be the result of mental health conditions such as anxiety.
Get in contact with us today if you would like to learn more about muscle spasming or how Soft Tissue Occupational Therapy can help you with your muscle spasming.