Causes of Muscle Spasms
Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms are sudden involuntary contractions of one or more muscles. Muscle cramps can have many possible cause:

  • Inadequate blood supply in the legs.
  • Overexertion of the calf muscles while exercising.
  • Insufficient stretching before exercise.
  • Overuse of muscles.
  • Dehydration.
  • Insufficient magnesium, calcium, or potassium in your diet.
  • Malfunctioning nerves, such as a spinal cord injury.


"Causes of Muscle Spasms." Pain Management Health Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Nov. 2016.