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Islandton, SC
A 23-year-old female asked:

Difference between tics and spasms? involuntary foot jerks, leg movements, finger jerks, & jaw jerks that stop occurring when busy. what are these?

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Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Tics: If they stop when otherwise focused they are tics. Have you had a recent strep infection?
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