Muscular contractions

Back, shoulder and calf contractures are very frequent, painful and disabling.(1)

  • This term, rather used in sports circles, defines a spontaneous, lasting and painful contraction of a skeletal muscle, occurring in the absence of any anatomical lesion (2).
  • A contracture can be permanent or transient (cramp). On palpation, the muscle is hard, painful (2).

(1) AMELI : PROGRAMME DE SENSIBILISATION SUR LA LOMBALGIE (2017) (consulté le 02/03/2020)
(2) LAROUSSE (consulté le 02/03/2020)