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A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes somebody to have muscle twitching and how do you stop it?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Vairety of causes: Muscle twitching commonly occurs when the muscle fasciculates. This can occur from excessive use, recovery, denervation, seizure activity and a variety of other causes. Some of these are benign while others may require extensive evaulation.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What can you do to stop a twitching muscle?

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Dr. A V
Dr. A Vanswered
Neurology 19 years experience
Muscle twitch: Stay hydrated, do stretching exercises of the affected muscles, and make sure you are eating a balanced diet that helps maintain the body's levels of electrolytes and vitamins. Sometimes muscle relaxer medications can help but this would be for severe cases.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Nerve pressure: Possible causes include pressure on the nerves from muscles or spinal discs. There are neurologic conditions that can cause it as well as metabolic ones. Need to see a doctor.

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