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Can Too Much Video Games Cause Muscle Twitching In Your Thumbs
Possibly: Yes, it could for a variety of reasons. Give it a rest and see what happens. ...Read more
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
What causes excessive muscle twitches? My thighs, calves, thumbs, and other body parts will twitch for months at a time?
Muscle twitches: There are many causes of muscle twitches, such as electrolyte imbalances, medication side effects, or too much caffeine. They are usually self-limiting. When they are excessive, they are concerning. There are neurological conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als) that can cause muscle twitches. Please go see a physician for a thorough history, exam and appropriate testing. ...Read more
How does stress and anxiety cause causes muscle twitches? How is that possible? My right thumb has been twitching for several weeks. It's annoying me!
Please see doc to: make sure all is well medically. I see that you are a binge eater. Micronutrient imbalance is a possible cause, perhaps low magnesium. Check w/doc. Anxiety can produce an overall bracing ourselves do deal w/life, real or perceived dangers. Peace and good health. Try Herbert Benson's book, the Relaxation Response. ...Read more
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Left thumb muscle has been twitching every day for over a month, a few times a day for about 2-3 sec at a time. What can I do? Any supplements?
Examination best: It's best to be seen by your physician for a general set of blood work and then, to find out more about your family's history for similar conditions are concerned, the amount of caffeine you drink, and look at the side effect profiles of any medications you're taking for your headaches & allergies. I can't see where nutritional supplements without verifying need by labs first would stop this. GL ...Read more
Part of my palm underneath my thumb area has been twitching/jerking no obvious muscle weakness worried about ALS now .
I've had a pair full headache on left side since last Saturday with left eyelid twitching.yesterday my thumb and pointer finger muscles pulled them in?
Cut To The Chase: If you took simple measures to get rid of the headache, like Tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or Motrin, resting, avoiding stress and bright lights-- and you still have it, you'd best see a doctor. Especially if you've never had anything like this before, it came on suddenly, you've had a recent infection or head injury, but whatever, it's time to see someone about this headache. ...Read more
Right sided onset of muscle twinges. Over last couple of days right thumb started twitching 1st, followed by right eye lid, then right arm and abdo?
Als fear.muscles twitching randomly including eyelid.feel like arm is weak.thumb feels weird.normal neuro exam.als?scheduled for emg .
24 y/o male. I get strange muscle twitches often. Like in my thumb or eyelid sometimes. Concerning?
I noticed that whenever I tap any of my (both) thumbs on abductor thenar part,this muscle twitches and jumps.I am worried I have als.Should I get emg?
Stretching the muscle and especially the tendon of a muscle makes it contract as a normal response.
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Thumb has been shaky for a couple weeks.have had random muscle twitches in different places.Sound like ALS?getting emg for peace of mind.
Unlikely: Despite the ice bucket challenge, ALS is still very rare, about 5000 cases a year. With your history of spinal cord compression, that is most likely the cause and the emg will help with diagnosis. Other causes include overuse of a muscle or an electrolyte abnormality like with calcium. A few blood tests would help with that. ...Read more
Recently I started to have tingling mainly right arm/hand, thumb seems numb, and my feet fall asleep fairly quick. Muscles twitch a bit. Any ideas?
Pinched nerve: The right arm/hand/thumb numbness/tingling may be caused by a pinched nerve in your neck, which then sends symptoms down the arm. A carpal tunnel syndrome could also cause similar symptoms. The feet falling asleep and the twitching muscles would most likely be unrelated conditions that would require further evaluation. ...Read more
I currently have a muscle twitch between my thumb and index finger, I am 26, what could be causing this?
I currently have a muscle twitch in my thumb and index finger, I am 26, i had two sets of blood work done and everything came back fine .
29 y/o male woke up with a muscle spasm in hand casing thumb to twitch. Worried about parkinsons/als?
Ans: Well does not sound like Parkinson's. You need to give a good history. So best to see a doctor if the issue occurs again ...Read more
I have muscle twitching and fasciculations of first web space of left hand for last one month , please diagnose?
Any ideas on what can muscle twitching and some jerking on leg and body , had on and off weakness and left hand leg ,no diagnosis just ideas?Plz 22/m/latino
I am 18 years old and am in good physical condition. I have been experiencing muscle twitching all over my body for the past 2 years and notice them the most when I lay down to go to bed. My middle finger and my ring finger on my left hand will also twice
Involuntary twitches: Unusual symptoms. Start with your primary care doctor, but you may need to see a neurologist. Involuntary twitches could come from issues with the brain, spinal cord, nerves and/or muscles. Body chemistry could also be involved. ...Read more
Can ALS have sudden onset within 3 weeks? 35 yr old female. Started hand aches, now right forearm tightness. Muscle twitching random. Scared
Hand symptoms : There are many potential reasons for hand and forearm symptoms such as those you're describing, so there is no reason to jump to the conclusion that you have ALS. If your symptoms are persistent, you should see your doctor for a physical exam, to determine the cause of your problem. Good luck. ...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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