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 (3).
  • A contracture can be permanent or transient (cramp). On palpation, the muscle is hard, painful (3).

(3) LAROUSSE (consulté le 01/08/2018)