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When I'm laying in bed at night and falling asleep, my shoulder will jerk and my body feels kind of weird like its vibrating, feet cramps sometimes.

When I'm laying in bed at night and falling asleep, my shoulder will jerk and my body feels kind of weird like its vibrating, feet cramps sometimes.

Feeling weird: Re view of your medicines shows that Ventolin and ad air MAY be contributing towards these symptoms specially if you are taking those just before going to bed. However see your doctor and get a complete physical and blood work done to rule out any serious issues. ...Read more

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Whenever I jerk my shoulder, I get a tingling sensationlike an electrical surge going down my arm. Should I be concerned?

Whenever I jerk my shoulder, I get a tingling sensationlike an electrical surge going down my arm. Should I be concerned?

Slipped disc?: Shock like sensations down a leg or arm sometimes indicate a slipped disc in the back. If the symptom persists, then a person should undergo a full neurological exam. Sometimes a scan of the spine is needed. Usually, if strength, sensation and coordination are healthy, all that is needed is some physical therapy focused on relieving pressure from a compressed spinal nerve root. ...Read more

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What could be causing this peculiar jerk/spasm of the neck & shoulder that follows an intense tingling?

What could be causing this peculiar jerk/spasm of the neck & shoulder that follows an intense tingling?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more

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My grandma had a shoulder replacement about 3 weeks ago. My arm is is having spasms. Will not stop jerking and shaking. What should I do?

My grandma had a shoulder replacement about 3 weeks ago. My arm is is having spasms. Will not stop jerking and shaking. What should I do?

Ans: Your arm is shaking but your grandmother had the surgery? I think unless you have had trauma you need to see a counselor and see what is upsetting you or worrying you ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a jerk/jump Reaction in the neck/shoulder region. It happens often enough for me to take notice. Why? Should I Bring it up with my Doc?

Sometimes I get a jerk/jump Reaction in the neck/shoulder region. It happens often enough for me to take notice. Why? Should I Bring it up with my Doc?

You may: Involuntary muscle contractions when falling asleep are quite common and are not a disease. It would be appropriate to discuss it with your doctor when you her/him. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any ...Read more

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I have been getting weird jerks in back, shoulder and leg when l first fall asleep. Not all at same time. L have low iron levels could that be the cause?

I have been getting weird jerks in back, shoulder and leg when l first fall asleep. Not all at same time. L have low iron levels could that be the cause?

Myoclonus: Falling asleep, this is not a problem. You may actually find the sensation pleasant. However, iron deficiency and/or anemia is extremely serious and a cause needs to be found and addressed. Be proactive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 8 month old baby developed head tic/jerk to left shoulder when excited or sleepy. Her pedia prescribed extra b complex. Will she outgrow this?

My 8 month old baby developed head tic/jerk to left shoulder when excited or sleepy. Her pedia prescribed extra b complex. Will she outgrow this?

Depends: Keep meticulous follow up with your pediatrician for your infant's development and growth. Keep a watch/diary of these events. Does she have a neck muscle that is tighter than the other side-muscular torticollis? If these events are more frequent and longer lasting-ask your pediatrician if a pediatric neurologist is worthwhile to consult with. ...Read more

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Sir iam suffering from right hand shoulder dislocation This happened to me 6 times in last 2 year still muscle is weak I cant bear any kind jerks?

Sir iam suffering from right hand shoulder dislocation This happened to me 6 times in last 2 year still muscle is weak I cant bear any kind jerks?

Shoulder dislocation: I can't answer properly because you did not mention whether or not a doctor has examined your shoulder issue.
If yes - what did the doctor do and/or say?
If no - you must see a specialist for your shoulder.

Please let me know how tings go. ...Read more

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These count as hypnic jerks? 1 leg rapidly kicking for a sec, body twitching at the shoulder, finger tapping, & lips puckering while trying to sleep.

These count as hypnic jerks? 1 leg rapidly kicking for a sec, body twitching at the shoulder, finger tapping, & lips puckering while trying to sleep.

See below: From just the description you have listed, it may be a partial complex seizure. Are you aware of all of that occurring? It is recommended you consult with a neurologist for evaluation and treatment of these episodes. Hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Tendinitis in right shoulder: I suddenly jerked arm and swelling and whole arm pain w/ swollen hand followed. What should be done?

Ice, elevate: If you are having severe pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling, you should have it looked at in urgent care. Sometimes swelling can track between the tissues causing swelling in an area further down the body. Too much can cause other symptoms and should be looked at sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Pain in my lower shoulder?

Pain in my lower shoulder?

Talk to you doctor.: Make a plan with your doctor. You want to treat the pain while trying to avoid opiates if possible. ...Read more

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HOW to get a crick out shoulder?

HOW to get a crick out shoulder?

Be seen: If you are having problems with the shoulder that don't resolve, the best thing would be to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Pain in the front of my shoulder?

Pain in the front of my shoulder?

Tendinitis: In a 17 years old the pain in front of the shoulder isist likely yo bd tendinitis. It is treated with anti inflammatory meds and physical therapy. See your PCP of a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Why do my shoulder keep cracking?

Why do my shoulder keep cracking?

Cracking Shoulder: Painless snapping and cracking and popping in the Shoulder is not an uncommon thing with active people. If this causes repetitive pain or discomfort go see a Orthopaedic Shoulder Specialist so that X-rays and a proper exam can be performed. Many times therapy, an injection, and NSAIDS can be a simple solution for shoulder pain. Hope this helps. Take care. Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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What do shoulder presses work out?

What do shoulder presses work out?

Deltoid: Major muscle involved is your anterior deltoid. Your pectoralis major is also significantly involved. Triceps help with extension of your elbow. Supraspinatous, trapezius, serratus are also involved in the glide of the shoulder/scapula in this movement. ...Read more

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How can I fix my shoulder posture?

How can I fix my shoulder posture?

One of the most: Important things is to work on range of motion and strengthening, with focus on the scapula, as posturally this is integral. Scapular dyskinesis is one of the main causes of shoulder/rotator cuff tendonitis and needs to be addressed, especially as we age. ...Read more

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Can air get caught in your shoulder?

Can air get caught in your shoulder?

Shoulder: Only if injected or put in the shoulder during surgery. Most likely however it would be in small amounts and absorbed. There have been rare cases of an "air embolus" leaving the shoulder during surgery when large amounts of air have entered the shoulder and the bone surfaces have been exposed. These can be fatal but once again are extremely rare (case reports). ...Read more