ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R25.2

Cramp and spasm

Diagnosis Code R25.2

ICD-10: R25.2
Short Description: Cramp and spasm
Long Description: Cramp and spasm
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R25.2

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Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems (R25-R29)
      • Abnormal involuntary movements (R25)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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  • Benign fasciculation-cramp syndrome
  • Bowel spasm
  • Clasp knife like increase in tone
  • Cramp
  • Cramp in calf
  • Cramp in foot
  • Cramp in limb
  • Cramp in lower leg
  • Cramp in lower limb
  • Diffuse spasm
  • Disorders of spinal neurones manifest by hyperactivity
  • Hand cramps
  • Has
  • Hereditary angiopathy with nephropathy, aneurysms, and muscle cramps syndrome
  • Local spasm
  • Masseter spasm
  • Muscular hypertonicity
  • Nocturnal muscle cramp
  • Nocturnal muscle spasm
  • On examination - involuntary movements
  • On examination - muscle rigid-clasp knife
  • On examination - muscle tone
  • On examination - opisthotonos
  • On examination - spasm/tic
  • Opisthotonus
  • Spasm
  • Spasmodic movement
  • Spastic foot
  • Spasticity
  • Spasticity as sequela of stroke
  • Tetanus with trismus
  • Trismus
  • Trismus present

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R25.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Muscle Cramps

Also called: Charley horse

Muscle cramps are sudden, involuntary contractions or spasms in one or more of your muscles. They often occur after exercise or at night, lasting a few seconds to several minutes. It is a very common muscle problem.

Muscle cramps can be caused by nerves that malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction is due to a health problem, such as a spinal cord injury or a pinched nerve in the neck or back. Other causes are

  • Straining or overusing a muscle
  • Dehydration
  • A lack of minerals in your diet or the depletion of minerals in your body
  • Not enough blood getting to your muscles

Cramps can be very painful. Stretching or gently massaging the muscle can relieve this pain.

  • Charley horse (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle cramps (Medical Encyclopedia)

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