How are muscle spasms treated?

First, stop doing whatever triggered the muscle spasm then:

  • Gently stretch and massage the spasmodic muscle.
  • Hold it in a stretched position until the spasms stop.
  • Apply cold to sore/tender muscles or heat to tense/tight muscles.

If the muscle spasm is severe, happens frequently, responds poorly to treatment, and is not related to obvious causes, make an appointment with your doctor. The spasms could be related to underlying factors.

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