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Doctor insights on: Abrupt Jerks Of The Arms Or Legs

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His arms and legs jerk really hard and it's almost always when he's trying to sleep. It really hurts him.

His arms and legs jerk really hard and it's almost always when he's trying to sleep. It really hurts him.

Arms & Legs jerk: during sleep. Some of this is normal as the muscles relax but what you mention seems like more than that. Please see your doc. He/she may run some tests to see what is happening. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My body has been twitching and jerking a lot along with numbness and pricking in face, legs and arms for 2 months!what could this be? Very scary!

My body has been twitching and jerking a lot  along with numbness and pricking in face, legs  and arms for 2 months!what could this be?  Very scary!

Doctor should check: Twitching, jerking, numbness, and prickly sensations of the skin are nerve symptoms. So, a person can see a primary care doctor and also a neurologist to figure out what is irritating the nerves or nerve endings. Some causes are drug effects (both medications and illegal drugs can be causes), chemical effects, brain or nerve diseases, etc... One can write down the symptoms to show the doctors. ...Read more

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What medical condition causes uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms/ legs?

What medical condition causes uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms/ legs?

Hypnic jerks: Jerking movements occurring as one is falling asleep are called hypnic jerks and are normal. Jerks during sleep may be periodic limb movements if they are repetitive, brief, and occur in series. If they cause poor sleep or daytime sleepiness, they can be treated, but they often occur in normal subjects. Jerks may occur with sleep apnea , parasomnias (abnormal sleep behavior), and seizures. ...Read more

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Involuntary jerking movements on legs/arms, sometimes it is so bad. Why?

Involuntary jerking movements on legs/arms, sometimes it is so bad. Why?

Jerky movements: These involuntary movements can be caused by many neurological conditions, like dystonia, essential tremors, multiple system atrophy, huntingtons disease, myoclonus, parkinsons disease, certain drugs etc. You should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Involuntary jerking movements on legs/arms, sometimes it is so bad that I would almost fall off my seat.?

Involuntary jerking movements on legs/arms, sometimes it is so bad that I would almost fall off my seat.?

Jerking movements: You need to be evaluated by your doctor.Needs detailed history, history of any other medical condion or syptoms, meds being taken, alcohol use etc.And a detailed physical exam and may be lab and if needed imaging tests to find out the cause, as these movements can be caused by many different conditions. ...Read more

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Random, painless muscle jerks in arms and/or legs plus occasional neck spasm with no history of sci, or other injuries. What would cause this?

Random, painless muscle jerks in arms and/or legs plus occasional neck spasm with no history of sci, or other injuries. What would cause this?

Movement disorder: Dystonias or other movement disorders are often painless, involving often bizarre posturing or sudden random motions. There are a considerable variety of these, some of which are post-infectious, secondary to medications, psychiatric disorders, as well as genetically-determined movement disorders. If this a persistent problem, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have painful muscle jerks while trying to sleep, it first started in my legs then all of a sudden my arms and now my whole body.They go on all night.?

I have painful muscle jerks while trying to sleep, it first started in my legs then all of a sudden my arms and now my whole body.They go on all night.?

RLS: Sounds like really bad restless legs syndrome which can affect your whole body at times. You may be iron deficient or have some liver or kidney issues as well. You need a little bloodwork and see your doc. ...Read more