“A [Muscle Twitch] is a small, local, involuntary muscle contraction and relaxation which may be visible under the skin. Deeper areas can be detected by electromyography (EMG) testing, though they can happen in any skeletal muscle in the body” – wikipedia
“[A] Muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle that can cause a great deal of pain. When the facet joints of the spine become injured or inflamed, the muscles supporting the spine can spasm causing low back pain and limitation in motion.” – http://www.spine-health.com
As an athlete, the chances of you experiencing a muscle twitch or muscle spasm at some point in your life may be even greater than for the average person. While there is a wide range of reasons why an individual may experience one or the other, here are some of the common reasons an athlete or physically active individual may experience either of the two:
- Loss of electrolytes
- Lack of water
- Lack of Sleep
- Muscle Weakness
For more information on all of the causes and symptoms of muscle spasms and twitches, read this.