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A 38-year-old male asked:

Ive been having joint pain/ weakness at least perceived weakness in ankles,wrists,elbows and achy legs. i have to kinda of limp when i walk and i do have muscle twitches all over body and had the twitching for awhile the sore joints is new. als?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
It is important to determine if your perceived weakness of muscles is caused by joint pain and/ or stiffness. If this is the case I recommend consulting a rheumatologist for evaluation & appropriate testing. ,But if you have true primary muscle weakness, especially with associated diffuse muscle twitching, I prefer that you consult a neurologist for a workup. Fine fibrillations are seen in ALS
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