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Your Muscle Spasms May Also be Known as:
Closing hand uncontrollably
Involuntary hand contractions
Making fists
Squeezing hand uncontrollably
Uncontrollable hand contractions

Top 2 Muscle Spasms Causes

  1. 1.Rickets

    Rickets causes soft, weak bones in children. It usually occurs when they do not get enough vitamin D, which helps growing bones absorb the minerals calcium and phosphorous.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Confirming this diagnosis requires X-rays and blood tests. Treatment involves supplementation with Vitamin D and calcium.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    muscle aches, irritability, fatigue, spontaneous bone pain, muscle spasms
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Low Calcium Level

    Hypocalcemia is a condition where there is not enough calcium in the blood. Calcium is a mineral contained in the blood, which helps the heart and other muscles function properly, and is needed to maintain strong teeth and bones.

    You should seek advice and a blood test from your primary care physician. To treat hypocalcemia, take a calcium and vitamin D supplement daily, and increase consumption of dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. You should also avoid drinking too many soft drinks, which contain phosphates - a chemical that can interfere with the body's ability to absorb calcium. Avoiding salty foods is also helpful, as salt makes the body lose calcium.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, irritability, general numbness, tingling foot
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Muscle Spasms

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Relax your face. Have someone else tap the corner of your mouth. Does your lip or face twitch with each tap? (This is known as Chvostek's sign.)
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our muscle spasms symptom checker.

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Muscle Spasms Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced muscle spasms have also experienced:

    • 7% Finger Pain
    • 5% Pain in One Hand
    • 5% Hand Tingling
  • People who have experienced muscle spasms were most often matched with:

    • 25% Rickets
    • 15% Low Calcium Level

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