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Causes Of Knee Twitching
My knee keeps twitching non-stop and pulsating for a couple weeks now. It also causes pain why could be causing this? How can I stop it/make it better
Knee surgery?: So long as nothing else is happening such as swelling, increasing redness, warmth in the knee....then, depending on what kind of procedure you've had there may some postop issues that are trying to settle out. Have you called surgeon (if the procedure was recent?). I'd recommend getting the knee looked at. More questions please write to me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...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
Hi, I'm 36 and in great health but I' have some annoying twitching in my right and left arm bicep and above left knee. What could cause this?
My thigh muscle twitch when resting. I work out and the twitching is above my arthritic knee. What causes this? It only twitches during rest.
Muscle twitching occurs when individual fibers of the muscle spontaneously contract. This is common after changes in exercise regimen, changes in blood chemistry, and changes in nerve supply.
It is very common when implementing newer exercises or with irregular exercise frequencies. It is also common with changing the resistance in work outs. ...Read more
My boyfriend right leg constantly twitchs right above knee very sore and painful also. He hasn't worked out or hit it on anything what causes this?
He needs a doctor: Without being able to see and examine this there is no way to diagnose over the internet. Have him see a doctor. ...Read more
What can cause pulling sensation in legs from around knee down to above ankle esp. when lying down and driving. Husband says I often twitch when sleep
Restless Legs: U get sensations in lower legs between the knees & ankles. There is discomfort unless u move your legs, mostly at night when lay down or in daytime when sit down , like creepy crawlers feelings, may last for @ an hour, & u feel the urge to move or walk. Symptoms worsen during stress & relieved by moving about. Can interfere with sleep. ...Read more
It a right thigh muscle twitch above my knee (going on a week) cause for concern? I have no leg weakness or other symptoms that I know of at all.
Maybe: Persistent muscle twitching can be due to overuse of the muscle, or irritation of the nerve going to that muscle. If there was no unusual activity to provoke it , there may be irritation of the nerves that go to the leg which come from the low back. You may need imaging of the spine. ...Read more
What causes recurrent,irregular twitch just above left knee on inner side and also on left upper arm?Lasts 5days.I was on cipro stopped but tw persist
Hi, I have elevated ESR (50), normal crp, muscles twitches, reduced right knee patellar reflex & sometimes sore calves. What could cause this?
Sometimes my knee feels unstable and weak. When I sit down, I can feel it beating and sometimes it feels like it is twitching. What is happening?
For the past few days my left knee has been twitching off/on. I have no idea why, is there anything i can do to stop it?
Hydrate: Try to stay hydrated to optimize metabolism. ...Read more
For the past several days i have had constant twitching in my left knee and above my knee. I had a knee injury a few years ago, but i don't know if th?
Don't know: Really hard to say without more information or examining you. Are you getting enough sleep, is the first question. Have you been exercising heavily, or conversely, not enough? Do you take any medications that could affect your potassium level, like a diuretic? Try some gentle stretching of you leg muscles, get a good night's rest, and if it persists go see your doctor. ...Read more
My Left thigh muscle, just up the knee is twitching from today 12:00 PM till now? Will you please advise remedies? Thanks in advance.
I am experiencing a twitching on the outer side of my right thigh slightly above the knee. Slight pain in area when walking but no other symptoms.
Overuse: This is a common finding when the muscle has been overworked. A simple hour of rest may resolve this, but if it's a chronic problem that won't go away, see your GP as soon as possible. ...Read more
My knee has some sort of injury, weird feeling and pain when standing on it. But now my quad has been twitching for about a week. It twitches only when the muscle is relaxed and is on the inner left quad right above my knee injury. It's so annoying?
Injury or neurologic: Can’t say for sure but sometimes when there’s no irritation to the nerve of a muscle it can twitch.Is possible the same process began with the knee and I’ll be all part of the same thing from the knee to the quad. It would be wise to get an evaluation by your physician and possibly see either a neurology or Rheumatology specialist ...Read more
Have pins and needles like, twitching like, pulsing sensation around my knee , comes and goes depending on position.No injury.No gym.?
Radicular pain: Ofter, there are changes to the bones of our bodies. At the level of the spine, changes may cause nerve compression. If the involved nerve is the sciatic nerve, there may be pain and dysesthesia in (any or all) thigh, knee, lower leg, and foot. You may be having radicular pain, originating from nerves being compressed in your lumbo-sacral spine. See your family doctor for a thorough work-up. ...Read more
I am having intermittent twitching and vibrations in calves and feet. Also a vibrating sensation very frequently behind left knee. Concerned MND.
Recently for two days I have had this non stop twitching from my knee to my ankle, its noticeable on the outside? I have had ACL surgery. Painful
Follow up : With orthopedist. If you have pain do't wait for things to get worse. You can ice it until your appt. ...Read more
Knees kept buckling when walking few years ago - started again - never fall - leg twitching in bed - auntie got motor neuro -I'm 28 pregnant worried?
Lump behind right knee , dull pain. Lower calf has been swollen for year and half. Tonight feels like water in my calf and weird twitching by knee?
Baker's cyst: Simple ultrasound exam will point out a large fluid-filled pouch if that's the case. See your doctor. ...Read more
Could there be a connection between the muscle twitching throughout my body and the unilateral leg swelling below the knee? Neurological?
Highly doubt it:
You basically outlined the answer and its rationale in your question....Bravo....that's an artistic flare.
Something focal vs. something generalized and not only that but we're talking about symptoms that little to nothing in common with each other.....twitching or possibly muscle fasciculations vs. swelling or edema. The question is what is the edema or swelling due to? Trauma, infectious dz? ...Read more
I have been having sharp pain behind my knee when bent, deep within the knee, by the kneecap, and recently twitching after running, but no swelling.
Souds like: Osgood-schlatter's disease, common in you age group. You will need an accurate physical examination and maybe x rays, so see your doctor for better advice. ...Read more
Discomfort in left leg from back of knee down to foot. Occasional twitching and heaviness. Could it be a dvt? Long train ride. No other risks.
Dvt: if concerned get an doppler venous ultrasound which will clearly answer that question ...Read more
For the past 4 months, I've been having muscle twitching in my arms and legs and knee collapsing. Does this need to be evaluated or can I let it be?
Get it evaluated: That's my opinion. You could get some labs done and a good neuromuscular examination (maybe by a good neurologist) and get appropriate diagnostic testing. You could have a condition known as benign fasciculations but if your knees are collapsing then, you should go in for medical attention. ...Read more
I have pain in my calf and behind my knee. The pain is never in the same spot it's worse when laying down or relaxing. Pain is always different from dull to stabbing to burning to twitching to pins and needles feeling and sometimes numbness?
I have read that twitching is only a concern if muscle weakness is present. Can pain in knees and other joint pain along with twitching be weakness?
No- pain HURTS: Weakness is lack of STRENGTH...pain is not a prominent feature of weakness therefore, should not be considered weakness...just because people are less likely to do things making them APPEAR WEAK.....see the difference? ...Read more