Muscles and Tendons Information Center
Muscle spasticity is a disorder in muscle control, which leads to tight and stiff muscles and also an inability to control those muscles. In addition to this, there might be strong hyperactive reflexes, which might persist for too long. Muscle spasticity can make it difficult for you to walk, move and talk. Know the causes, triggers, symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of muscle spasticity.
Yes, a torn muscle can repair itself, to an extent. A little help is required to achieve complete and healthy healing of a torn muscle. A torn muscle cannot completely repair itself, as the torn muscle fibres get replaced with scar tissue, which does not provide the same amount of strength and flexibility.
A pulled muscle or a strain can be very painful during movement and is graded by severity. In Grade-1 Pulled Muscle, there is mild discomfort, with no disability. In grade-2 Pulled Muscle, there is moderate discomfort in grade-2 muscle pull. In grade-3 Pulled Muscle, there is a severe injury to the muscle, with significant pain. After a muscle pull, immediately take up the R.I.C.E method for recovery. Application of ice can help in reducing swelling, bleeding and pain caused by the pulled muscle.
A cramp is harmless, sudden and involuntary contraction of one or more of your muscles. If cramps are affecting your life; for example if they are interfering in your sleep and are causing intense pain, consult a general physician. He will provide a medication that relaxes your cramps. Meanwhile, here is a list of self-measures to release calf cramps easily.