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A 40-year-old male asked:

Muscle twitching in legs could it be a start of parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Not likely: Micrographia often is the earliest sign of Parkinson.s disease. (redution in the size of hand writing. Blance issues and difficluty with initiation of mobement may come next along with a pill rolling tremor of one hand. Twitching and muscle loss in the legs can be caused by many conditions. (ALS-diabetic amyotrophy, neuropathy, spinal cord syndromes etc)

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I stop the muscle twitching in my leg?

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Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Muscle twitching: Your electrolytes should be drawn along with thyroid function tests. An MRI of your lumbar spine should be ordered to evaluate for possible disc disease, along with emg; MRI of your brain may also be warranted.

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Last updated May 20, 2014

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