Category Archives for Muscles

What Causes Muscle Twitching?

What is muscle twitching Muscle twitches are small involuntary movements involving small areas of muscle or muscle fibers. These twitches often go unnoticed, and when you do feel them, they tend to feel worse and more noticeable than they actually are. Twitches, also known as fasciculation’s, can occur in the arms, feet, fingers, hands, head, legs, and other parts of the body. Twitches can also occur in the eye muscles. Muscle twitches are usually harmless and are more of an irritation than a cause...

What Causes Muscle Spasms?

A spasm is described as a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ, or a similarly sudden contraction of an orifice such as the mouth or eyes. A spasm may be experienced with a sudden burst of pain, but is usually harmless, lasting for a short period. Spasmodic muscle contraction may also be due to a large number of medical conditions. By extension, a spasm is a temporary burst of energy, activity, emotion, stress, or anxiety. A muscle spasm is different...

What Causes a Leg Cramp?

Definition Cramps are unpleasant, often painful sensations caused by contraction or over-shortening of muscles. Leg cramps are painful feeling of tightness and tension in the muscles of the legs. Also known as ‘charley horse’, leg cramps usually occur when the leg muscles suddenly and forcefully contract. There are three prime areas where these cramps mainly occur: calf (crossing the ankle and knee), the hamstring (crossing the knee and hip) and the quadriceps (also crossing the knee...

Groin Pain

Groin pain is a condition characterized by discomfort or ache in the adductor muscle. The pain can range from mild to severe and it can be chronic or acute. Athletes usually suffer from this pain because they do strenuous activities. To have ideas about the different treatments for the condition, it is important to look at the underlying causes of the pain. To help patients who suffer from this kind of pain, discussed below are the usual symptoms associated with ache in the adductor muscle as well...

Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Definition Lou Gehrig’s Disease goes by the name Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is the progressive and sometimes fatal disorder. This kind of disorder attacks the nerves and muscles. Read more

Myofascial Pain

Commonly known as muscle pain, myofascial pain is usually caused by simple things such as lack of activity, repetitive motions and general fatigue. However, this chronic condition can also be caused by serious medical conditions like stomach irritation and heart attack. Furthermore, it is marked by severe pain that is seriously felt at the upper, lower, right and left part of the affected area. To have a better understanding on this, it is always to look at the different important aspects of this...

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

This health condition often affects women, but it has also been observed among men and children. The symptoms are numerous and need to be assessed before any treatment can be given. Fibromyalgia Signs The major symptoms include muscle pain in different parts of the body. This is accompanied by aching joints and tenderness of some muscles. Another common indication is that the aches move from one body part to another. Much of the pain though, is focused on the neck area. Among other patients the...

Calf Pain

Made up of the Soleus muscle and the Gastrocnemius, the calf muscle can experience chronic and severe pain due to many possible causes and factors. It is very important to keep this body part healthy because people use it in performing different kinds of tasks, ranging from the most basic things like standing, walking and bending even up to the most complex tasks such as competing in sports and other strenuous physical activities. To help manage calf pain, people must learn more about its symptoms,...