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A 37-year-old female asked:

36, woman, tightness in left leg, some muscle cramping & twitching in both legs, arms, & lower back. left leg feels tight when walking. als?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 17 years experience
Jumping the gun: I suppose ALS can be considered but there are also a number of other causes for these symptoms as well. If this is a concern, ask your regular doctor to refer you to a neurologist.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Not clear not ALS: This needs clarification - the twitching can be benign fasiculations but I am not cleare. It can be neurological
Last updated Apr 10, 2017

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