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Muscle (Definition)

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


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Can cancers cause constant painless muscle twitching in the legs?

Can cancers cause constant painless muscle twitching in the legs?

Not to my knowledge: Most people get these from time to time, but if these fasciculations are suddenly very frequently, it may be worth getting seen for evaluation of possible peripheral nerve disease. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension in the neck cause tingling in the face?

Can muscle tension in the neck cause tingling in the face?

It is possible: Muscle tension can certainly cause tingling in the face by causing referred symptoms and affecting the superficial nerves. If the tingling is worse when you press on the tight muscles, it is a good indication that the symptoms are related. A physiatrist can help develop a treatment plan for this and can help look for other causes. ...Read more

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Can a pulled muscle in the neck cause face numbness?

Can a pulled muscle in the neck cause face numbness?

See doctor: This would be highly uncommon and I would urge you to get this checked out ASAP just to be safe. ...Read more

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What causes facial spasms in the forehead?

What causes facial spasms in the forehead?

Spasms: facial nerve irritability. Decrease caffeine intake, reduce stress, get rest, massage forehead and temporal muscles ...Read more

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What's the most common cause of random twitches or muscle spams?

Muscle twitches: the most common cause of muscle twitches and fiber spasms is changes in exercise / activity. Either an abrupt increase or decrease normally correlates with these symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause a muscle twitch in upper left leg?

What can cause a muscle twitch in upper left leg?

Many things: Muscle twitches are involuntary spasms that in the great majority of people are benign. Stay hydrated, stretch before exercising, and eat a balanced diet. If other symptoms like weakness or numbness also develop, then you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of muscle twitching in my shoulder?

What could be the cause of muscle twitching in my shoulder?

This could be: An electrolyte abnormality such as hypokalemia (low potassium) or hypercalcemia (high calcium). It could also be due to dehydration, muscle spasm from over exertion. Be sure to drink plenty of h2o and if it persists see your doctor for blood work. ...Read more

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Burning pain in top of leg,calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor,tingle in side of face,hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

Burning pain in top of leg,calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor,tingle in side of face,hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

MRI brain with FLAIR: The facial tingling and response to hot shower is concerning. Your neurologist will want to do a good exam and get an MRI of the head to exclude MS or clinically isolated syndrome. ...Read more

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Little scoliosis can cause muscle spasms spread in the whole body? Or it affects only some group of muscles?

Little scoliosis can cause muscle spasms spread in the whole body?

Or it affects only some group of muscles?

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is usually not painful unless severe. Curves greater than 50 degrees most commonly cause pain. Your scoliosis may actually be a result of muscle spasm (sciatic scoliosis). If that is the case, treat the muscle spasm, and the scoliosis may disappear. Treatment of muscle spasms includes pt, stretching, heat/ice, otc meds. But if persistent, md evaluation will likely help to determine cause. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause muscle twitches in your bicep?

Can TMJ cause muscle twitches in your bicep?

Not usually: Common TMJ symptoms include pain/tenderness in the face, jaw, neck and shoulders, and around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth; clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth; difficulty chewing; face swelling. See your physician for evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001227.htm ...Read more

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Which may be the cause of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Which may be the cause of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Muscle twitch, aches: Painless twitching can be worrisome but if associated with aches, it suggests an actual problem with muscles or nerves. Simple things to try include assessing your electrolytes with calcium (labs) and red blood cell magnesium level. Can try oral magnesium before that (mag malate 400-600 mg per day, watching for diarrhea as indicates too much). ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms in the hands and feet?

What causes muscle spasms in the hands and feet?

Spasms: can be caused by a neurological condition. They can also be "mini cramps". Cramping is usually caused by an electrolyte imbalance or dehydration. If it is happening all of the time, I would see my primary care doctor and then probably a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms in the head and neck ?

Muscle spasms: Usually a muscle spasm happens around the spine when it tries to "stabilize" the spine during a strain. When you strain it during sleep in a bad position or when you turn abruptly the wrong way, the spasm lasts long after the uncomfortable event is done. In order for it to go away, spine needs to be realigned, and the muscles need to relax. Sometimes heat helps that or muscle relaxants or yoga etc. ...Read more

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Can having a thyroidectomy cause random muscle spasms in the body?

Can having a thyroidectomy cause random muscle spasms in the body?

Thyroid supplement: If you have had your thyroid removed you should be on replacement thyroid medication. You would then have normal thyroid function and not have muscle complications. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerves in the back cause muscle twitching in the legs?

Can pinched nerves in the back cause muscle twitching in the legs?

Yes- it is possible: It depends on what nerves and what muscles. If you were to say however the twitching is all over, it may not be fair to say it came from the back. Do you know if you have pinched nerves in the back, or do you have twitching only? Where is the twitching, and how much is there? Maybe start by answering those last two questions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Massive pain isolated in middle of back. Constant muscle twitching all over body primarily in legs. Weakness in left leg and arm. mri of neck normal?

Massive pain isolated in middle of back. Constant muscle twitching all over body primarily in legs. Weakness in left leg and arm.  mri of neck normal?

Back pain: There is concern for spinal cord damage in your thoracic spine and an MRI is needed of the thoracic spine immediately. Pressure on the spinal cord can cause irreversible damage including paralysis. Please go to the ER. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause visible and non-visible muscle twitching sometimes painful in the legs and feet? Twitching also in face, hands and arms.

I would recommend: You see a doctor for evaluation. For one thing one nerve would not cause twitching in feet, hands, face and arms, that would have to be different nerves...... ...Read more

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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

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