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Arm cramps or spasms

Arm cramps or spasms is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of arm cramps or spasms are muscle spasm, stroke, and high blood pressure. Other possible causes, such as kidney failure, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with arm cramps or spasms often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, electrolytes panel, electrocardiogram, kidney function tests, glucose measurement, intravenous fluid replacement and cardiac enzymes measurement .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with arm cramps or spasms include diazepam (valium), rimabotulinumtoxinb (myobloc), nystatin topical product, alendronate, acitretin (soriatane), zoster vaccine live, botulinum toxin type a (botox), triamcinolone nasal product, tizanidine, oxcarbazepine (trileptal), baclofen, potassium chloride and tolterodine (detrol) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for arm cramps or spasms include race/ethnicity = other age 60-74 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
1.1x
5-14 years
0.8x
15-29 years
0.7x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
1.6x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
0.6x
Female
1.3x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
0.9x
Other
1.9x
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