A member asked:

I have noticed small muscle spasms, calves, hamstrings biceps and triceps. not constant just kind of comes and goes. is this als signs?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Galina Nikolskaya answered

Specializes in Neurology

Many causes: muscle spasms can be from many causes from electrolyte abnormalities (magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus) to motor nerves,roots,anterior horn disease. ALS in the context of no weakness is highly unlikely but you need to be evaluated by a neurologist to rule out dangerous causes of spasms with muscle EMG testing.

Answered 11/23/2016



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