A muscle spasm is a sudden and involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscle group. It often causes pain and discomfort. A muscle spasm can occur after an injury or exercise. Muscle spasms can also be caused by nutritional deficiencies, dehydration, a nervous system condition or an imbalance in electrolytes or salt in the body. Eating a healthy diet, stretching before exercising and getting a regular massage can help to reduce spasms.
Massage can help to reduce muscle spasms. If left untreated repeated muscles spasms can lead to knotty area or trigger points which are harder to deal with.