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Saint Cloud, FL
A 30-year-old male asked:

What does it mean when muscles jump like in your arm is this anything serious?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
NO...but !: Usually the occasional "jumpiness" is insignificant but it progressive and occuring with increasing severity it may be a sign of underlying neurological or metabolic disorders.

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Saint Cloud, FL
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What does it mean when nerves jump in your arms like muscles is it anything to worry about?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Maybe, maybe not ...: Muscle twitches in a few muscle fibers can start and stop on their own. The fibers don't create enough force to cause a big movement but the twitches are annoying. Some people report vibrations, which would be faster than twitches. Muscle cells do vibrate at certain frequencies during some kinds of contractions. A pm&r (physical medicine) doctor or neurologist who does muscle testing can evaluate.
Last updated Mar 13, 2014

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