What can be done to treat muscle spasms and fibromyalgia?

A combination of medication and stretching exercises can be used to treat muscle spasms and fibromyalgia. Often, pain and muscle spasms occur at the same time with fibromyalgia. These spasms usually occur in the parts of your body that you use the most: your neck, shoulders and feet.

There are medications available to treat muscle spasms. Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider about options, both prescription and non-prescription, that can help.

If you experience a sudden muscle spasm, gentle stretching can help. A physical therapist can teach you proper techniques for gentle stretching so that you can practice at home.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Muscle spasms can be a real problem if you have fibromyalgia. Some people complain that their muscles feel twitchy or crampy. Let your doctor know if muscle spasms are bothering you. In general, it's wise to get plenty of exercise, take warm baths, and consider getting massages to help with muscle symptoms. If muscle spasms persist, your doctor may prescribe medications called muscle relaxants.

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