Top 20 Doctor insights on: Can massage help get rid of muscle twitching
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
I've been having muscle twitching almost 24/7 today. I would do something to get rid of it but they always came back in thirty seconds or so?
Eliminate causes: Cut back on caffiene, get more sleep, look at recently prescribed medications like steroids or diuretics. Work on any life stressors you can change. Other twitches may be from nerve disease like: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als), muscle weakness & deterioration (spinal muscular atrophy), or muscle fibers become damaged (muscular dystrophy). So if twitches persist, you should get checked out. ...Read more
Muscle twitches: There are diff types of muscle twitches- those that move the limb, and those that you can see or feel under skin but do not move your limb. The latter are v common- called fasciculations and myokymia. Stress, caffeine, lack of sleep, overworking muscles, some meds can cause these. Some people are more prone. Get rest, hydration, plenty of sleep and avoid caffeine for a while. If severe consult dr ...Read more
Try this: Try heat application for 10 minutes (heat pad, for example). Then try an ice pack through a piece of cloth for 10 minutes. May try a topical rub such as icyhot or bengay. Or take a relaxing warm bath. This may suffice. ...Read more
I usually experience muscle twitching in different part of my body and muscle pain when I sleep. What is the cause of this? How can I prevent it?
PLMs: Greetings, you most likely are experiencing restless legs and possibly associated periodic limb movements of sleep. Your symptoms could be related to magnesium or potassium deficiency. Too much caffeine can cause muscle twitching. Calcium levels high or low can do this. Dehydration should be avoided. A supplement Norival can be helpful. 99mcg potassium and magnesium 200-800mg daily can solve it. ...Read more
The back of my head has been twitching all day and I've never had this before. Any idea how to get rid of the feeling or what it might mean?
Sounds like: Ocular myokymia, which is quite common and self-limited usually and very annoying, but benign. Caused most often by fatigue, eye strain, stress, lack of sleep, exhaustion, nearby infections, such as nasal or sinus, repetitive squinting, maybe blepharospam. May respond to modification of corrective lenses. See your ophthalmologist, if too troublesome. ...Read more
Eye lid twitch: Decrease or stop caffeine use, reduce stress levels and increase amount of hours you sleep. Occasionally, using a cold compress temporarily helps as well. If this problem is severe and persistent, you may need medical treatment by an ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a twitching/spasm/pulsating feeling below my left rib cage, what it is and how could I get rid of it? No pain just annoying
How safe is Zoloft (sertraline)? Normal for it to raise blood pressure? What can I take to get rid of the weird sexual S/E and twitching? Does CoQ 10 work?
Zoloft (sertraline) side effects: More than 1 out of 1000 have raised blood pressure from zoloft. It is an uncommon side effect. Sexual side effects may be improved with adding or switching to Wellbutrin (bupropion). Muscle twitching is uncommon like raised blood pressure. If you are having all three side effects from zoloft, chances are you need to be switched to another medication. ...Read more
BOTOX: If the conservative treatments outlined are ineffective, then you need to be evaluated for brain or facial abnormalities. Botox can be used if indicated with negative work up. The medical condition is known as benign essential blepharospasm. ...Read more
Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more
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