ealing With Thigh Muscle Spasms? Here's All You Should Know
A sudden involuntary muscular movement in the thighs that causes unbearable pain
Around 74% of cramps occur in athletes and in high environmental heat conditions .
Lab tests or imaging rarely required
Short term: resolves within minutes
Also known as muscle cramps, muscle spasms happen when a muscle involuntarily and forcibly contracts. Spasms usually stay for around 15 seconds and most common in the thighs or calves. They are usually caused by overexertion or overuse of a muscle. Another reason can be dehydration. Though it is completely harmless, it may make the movement of the part temporarily difficult due to residual pain. Long periods of physical labor, or exercise particularly in hot weather, can lead to muscle cramps, along with the use of certain medicines or medical conditions like diabetes or thyroid disorders.
Ages affected: Mostly the elderly, above 60 years, also adults: athletes, overweight people, and pregnant women
Symptoms include intermittent pain for around half a minute in the thigh muscles
People may experience:
Pain: in localized muscles, particularly in the thighs
Hardness: you may feel a lump of muscle tissue underneath the skin
Self-care: Drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water can help reduce dehydration, which makes muscles less prone to spasms and cramps. Stretching is a good way to let the muscles flex. Apart from water, energy drinks can be incorporated into the diet.
Medication: For extreme pain or soreness, analgesics like Ibuprofen, acetaminophen or naproxen can be used.
Specialist: For immediate medical care, consult a physician. At mfine, we believe in tending to all kinds of medical requirements, with utmost care and hospitality.