A 47-year-old male asked:
My right arm keeps twitching between my bicep and tricep. what is the likely cause and treatment?
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Dr. Lori Wagneranswered
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Fasciculation: Most of the time a muscle "twitch" (or fasciculation) is totally normal. However, it can be a sign of nerve disease (lower motor neuron disease). If there was a nerve disease, i would also expect to have some evidence of sensory or strength loss on exam (and in the patient's list of complaints). Additionally i would expect reflexes to be reduced or absent. Without these, it is probably normal.
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Dr. Mark Fisheranswered
Neurology 31 years experience
Please repost: When you write "between my bicepS and tricepS," do you mean alternating twitches, or literally between them on your arm? Because between them are only the humerus & the brachialis muscle. Your symptoms are only the beginning of the diagnostic process, not the end. Can't treat till the cause is known, & the "likely cause" is irrelevant; only the ACTUAL cause matters. See your doctor.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Lower right arm keeps twitching, should I be concerned?
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Dr. Timothy Silveranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
See your doctor: It is worth a medical evaluation, your doctor may send you for a neurological evaluation or emg/ncs.
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Last updated Jun 17, 2019
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