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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Arm Tic (Overview)

Arm tics is a symptom in which a person has twitching or jerking movements in one or both arms. The movements are a type of repetitive habit, and can be stopped momentarily with enough personal willpower, but will resume again later. However, tics can come and go, and/or switch over to other parts of the body.


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Is an arm tic a common sign of tourette's syndrome?

Can be: Motor tics, and simple tics are often seen before complesx tics in tourette's disorder. Symptoms can vary over time but usually have a peak around age 9 or 11. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
3 doctors shared insights

Arm Tic (Overview)

Arm tics is a symptom in which a person has twitching or jerking movements in one or both arms. The movements are a type of repetitive habit, and can be stopped momentarily with enough personal willpower, but will resume again later. However, tics can come and go, and/or switch over to other parts of the body.


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Is an arm tic a common sign of tourette's syndrome?

Can be: Motor tics, and simple tics are often seen before complesx tics in tourette's disorder. Symptoms can vary over time but usually have a peak around age 9 or 11. ...Read more

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Gradually over 1 yr my healthy active 10yr female developed invol head tics and now arm tics at the elbow/shoulder. We are very concerned.?

Gradually over 1 yr my healthy active 10yr female  developed invol head tics  and now arm tics at the elbow/shoulder. We are very concerned.?

See your pcp.: Is your child been placed on any medications prior to the onset of the tics or any recent illnesses? Have her evaluated by her primary care physician who will refer her to a neurologist if he or she is unable to determine a cause. Dr. Patience. ...Read more

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What can I take for pain meds? I had surgery on my arm Friday & the hydrocodone makes me itch like I'm covered in tics!

What can I take for pain meds? I had surgery on my arm Friday & the hydrocodone makes me itch like I'm covered in tics!

Call your: prescribing physician and ask for acute medication adjustment. It is a good possibility that you are allergic to opioids. There are many good painkillers out there to keep you comfortable. Get well soon. ...Read more

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9 yr old daughter seeing neurologist next week for possible tourettes.Has tic tightening arm muscles repeatedly. Veins starting to bulge. Dangerous?

9 yr old daughter seeing neurologist next week for possible tourettes.Has tic tightening arm muscles repeatedly. Veins starting to bulge. Dangerous?

Tourette syndrome: No, it is not dangerous, TS is common in pediatric age group, it usually starts before age of 18 years , it is treatable using medications that reduce dopamine in the brain. ...Read more

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What does it mean in my baby twitches in her sleep? Hands, fingers, hands. She has also gotten a face tic that usually only flares at nigh what is it

What does it mean in my baby twitches in her sleep? Hands, fingers, hands. She has also gotten a face tic that usually only flares at nigh what is it

Twitching: Babies have an immature nervous system, and it's hard for them to control their reflexes and responses to stimuli such as noise and temperature.To make sure erratic movements are benign, lightly hold down the arm or leg that's twitching. If the movement stops, no problem. If it doesnt stop or happens when baby is awake, then an evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Do you think some medications trigger certain permanent nervous tics?

Do you think some medications trigger certain permanent nervous tics?

Yes: Many older antipsychotic medications like thorazine, mellaril, stelazine, Haldol for sure -- and some of the newer ones also. Some of the ssri antidepressants which enhance serotonin simultaneously suppress Dopamine in the involuntary motor system. This can result in "tics" in some people, as well as other kinds of movement disorders. Some go away when stopping the drug. Some are permanent. ...Read more

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Do all people with ts have associated behaviors in addition to tics?

Most have ADHD & OCD: Comorbid conditions: adhd & odd may be severe "teaching the tiger") is a good book. Language- based learning disabilities, habit disorders ( hair-pulling, nail biting, skin-picking), OCD also can be severe. Other anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, coprolalia & copropraxia (saying/doing "filthy"things. Sometimes asperger syndrome co-occurs. See tsa.Org. ...Read more

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How are tics classified?

How are tics classified?

Complex issue: Most benign are nervous habits. Twitching nose, clicking nails, sniffing, clearing throat, all can be benign habits. If these accumulate and disrupt normal function, they are no longer benign. Vocal tics are most problematic due to being disruptive to others. Major motor tics include jerks of head and neck and face. These may also involve arms and feet or even total body. ...Read more

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Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Tics are clinical findings that involve repetitive jerky motor movements of discrete muscle groups. Vocal tics result in the creation of sounds such as cough, grunting, ...Read more