Muscle spasms and strains

  • Lynn Lambert Amayeza Information Services
Keywords: muscle spasms, strains

Abstract

Muscles are the “powerhouse” of the human body as their main function is to produce motion. Skeletal muscle is responsible for the movement of external areas of the body, for example, the limbs. Most people experience a muscular injury, such as a spasm or a strain, at some time during their lives. Such injuries can occur during sport or exercise, but can also take place while sitting, walking, or even during sleep. Muscle spasms and strains are a common complaint with which patients present at a pharmacy. Therefore, the pharmacist’s assistant is in an ideal position to provide practical advice, combined with over-the-counter (OTC) treatment, if applicable, that is of great value to the patient.

Author Biography

Lynn Lambert, Amayeza Information Services
BPharm Amayeza Information Services
Section
Musculoskeletal Health