Muscle spasms are also referred to as muscle cramps and cause pain, hardness and tightening of the muscles, according to WebMD. Muscle spasms commonly occur in calf muscles, the thighs, the arms and in the abdomen. More »

According to the New York University Langone Medical Center, a muscle strain, also known as a pulled muscle, typically produces pain and soreness when moved. Sometimes twitching occurs in the muscles or a tender, hard kn... More »

A pulled pectoral muscle results in chest pain and discomfort that may prevent full range of motion in the shoulder and arm, often accompanied by heightened sensitivity to touch. The severity of the injury is ranked in t... More »

Possible causes of lower leg pain include muscle cramps, shin splints, torn tendons or muscles, a fractured bone, or a sprain, according to WebMD. Lower leg pain can also result from blood clots, varicose veins and infec... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Deep muscle pain in the buttocks could be piriformis syndrome or sciatica, or could simply be a muscle spasm from exercise, states WebMD. Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle (a thin muscle l... More »

The best treatment for charley horse, or leg muscle spasm, ranges from stretching and massaging to pain medications and physical therapy, according to Healthline. Surgical enlargement of the area around an affected nerve... More »

To prevent muscle cramps, which occur due to muscle spasms or uncontrolled contractions of one or multiple muscles, drink lots of water to keep the body hydrated, perform stretching exercises before an exercise routine, ... More »