Originally Posted by iskwesis
Is anyone out there experiencing muscle spasms in the forearms (both)? I have just been diagnosed with RA and when these muscle spasms occur they are very painful. Are the muscle spasms part of the symptoms of RA?
RA doesn't usually cause muscle spasms, unless you're keeping your arms rigid all day to avoid arthritis pain. Fibromyalgia can cause muscle pain, stiffness and spasms. Deficiencies of calcium and magnesium can also cause spasms or twitching.