By: Dr Alex Robber
Usually after a cold shower and long walk causes your hand and foot muscles to twitch. Although, twitching muscles is a normal thing but when it happened without any reason then there is 90% chance that you are suffer with Spasticity. Muscle network in fibro patients is already very weak because of the chronic illness itself which makes twitching muscles more in fibro patients.
What Is Spasticity?
Spasticity is a wide term mostly used to relate all the muscles problems. It can includes every Muscles Problems like muscles twitching, muscles stiffing, muscles clenching etc. It can also include hyperreflexia.
Hyperreflexia is a name of muscle problem in which you can’t control power over your body. In simple words, you can’t figure out what exact energy is needed to lift or hold something. The main problem caused by muscle twitching is that if it happens to often than there is a greater chance that your muscles might be in this state forever.
According to the medical community, the main reason in muscles twitching is malfunction in the nervous system which actually controls muscle movement. Fibro patients have disturbed nervous system that’s why fibro patients have more muscle twitching.
How It Is Related To Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia patients finds their muscles twitching more than a normal person but what exactly the reason fort this. The reason is the root cause of fibromyalgia. The main reason for muscle twitching is the malfunction in the nervous system.
It is a common that pain comes from the brain. If I stub my toe then I feel pain but if I have paralysis and my foot is paralyzed then I can’t feel my pain because my foot is not connecting with my brain. Similarly, the pain of fibromyalgia is triggered by the Brain. So, just like pain Spasticity is also triggered by the brain and than it moves to our central nervous system.
Fibromyalgia patients feels Spasticity on trigger points. There are 18 trigger points in fibromyalgia patients which causes the more pain. Trigger points also seems to be related to the central nervous system, that’s why fibromyalgia patients feels more pain in the trigger points than the rest of the body.
How Can You Treat It?
The very first solution is to use medication. Botox Injections are the most effective ones these days in order to get rid of the twitching of muscles. Also try to keep your body warm, cold hand and feet also cause muscle twitching. The very next solution is to get surgery. If your fingers are changing shapes because of twitching than you can consult a doctor and go for surgery. In surgery, doctors usually cut the fibers that actually causing the twitching.