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Causes of muscle twitches?

Causes of muscle twitches?

Magnesium potassium: Deficiency of these minerals can cause it as we'll as deficiency of vitamin B12 and other b vitamins. Lack of sleep is another cause. Take magnesium and if it doesn't help, try potassium. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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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


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What are common causes of left thigh muscle/joint tightness?

What are common causes of left thigh muscle/joint tightness?

Any injury to the -: Thigh or joint area, can cause bleeding around and in the muscles, resulting in loss of motion of the nearby joint, initially due to the pain, then scar tissue formation, or even myositis ossificans, if treatment is not started early enough, with range of motion exercises, ultrasound, pain meds, ice/heat, pain meds. With early treatments the risk of m. Ossificans has greatly reduced nowadays. ...Read more

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Causes of leg pain?

Causes of leg pain?

Usually musculoskele: Two broad categories include musculoskeletal and neuropathic, which may both be triggered by a variety of other problems and organ systems. Example; is it degenerative, autoimmune, metabolic, neoplastic, trauma, or infectious. Only a thorough examination will be able to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What are causes of eye twitches?

What are causes of eye twitches?

Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching is often due to any cause of eye irritation, stimulant use, stress, lack of sleep, neurologic disease, and other issues. Try using frequent artificial tears, getting adequate sleep and minimize stress, and stop stimulant use. If this persists, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What are some causes of knee stiffness?

What are some causes of knee stiffness?

Arthritis, effusion: Arthritis and a simple knee effusion ("water on the knee") or swelling can lead to knee stiffness. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the knee?

What causes swelling of the knee?

Arthritis: Arthritis, such as osteoarthritis is the most common cause. There are several other conditions including gout and lymes disease to name a few examples that may cause swelling. See a dr. For an evaluation and get your cause diagnosed and treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are common causes of random bruising and leg pain?

What are common causes of random bruising and leg pain?

Aging: Easy bruising is common with age. Although most bruises are harmless and go away without treatment, easy bruising can sometimes be a sign of a more serious problem. Aging capillaries. Thinning skin. Blood-thinning drugs. Topical and systemic corticosteroids. Blood-clotting problem or a blood disease. Domestic violence or abuse. Consult your doctor if you have unusually large or painful bruises. ...Read more

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What are common causes of knee pain?

What are common causes of knee pain?

ManyCausesOfKneePain: Could be neural/structural/infection, etc.Ligament injury, meniscus injury, neuropathic pain, patellar injury, tendon injury, arthritis, patellar chondromalacia and SOOO many more. Generic treatments incl. heat/ice,surgery, manipulation,prolotherapy, meds.A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers if you have knee pain. ...Read more

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What are typical causes of knee joint pain?

What are typical causes of  knee joint pain?

Many!: Many things can present as knee pain: meniscus tears, cartilage injury, muscle strain (calf or thigh), arthritis, bone bruise, infection, nerve injury, ligament injury, fracture, hip arthritis and problems (especially in children). If the pain does not resolve with rest, nsaids/tylenol, ice, and activity modification, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of occasional swelling of ankle?

What are the causes of occasional swelling of ankle?

Many causes: There are many causes for ankle swelling, if this swelling is associated with pain, inability to weight bear, instability, weakness or fever/chills, investigation by your pcp or orthopedist is warranted. Frequent causes: ankle arthritis ankle sprain gout joint infection tendonitis fracture leg edema secondary to fluid overload. ...Read more

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What r the causes of sudden joint pain?

What r the causes of sudden joint pain?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of knee pain?

What are probable causes of knee pain?

Several: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Causes of calf spasms? What's the ddx?

Causes of calf spasms? What's the ddx?

Not clear: Alcohol, low magnesium, lumbosacral radiculitis, peripheral neuropathy, dehydration are some things to consider. ...Read more

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What are potential causes of swelling behind the knee?

What are potential causes of swelling behind the knee?

Baker's cyst: Localized swelling behind the knee is typically a baker's cyst or popliteal cyst. These cysts can arise if there is fluid within the knee joint. To treat the baker's cyst, you need to identify the cause of the fluid in the knee first. An unusual cause of swelling behind the knee is a popliteal aneurysm - a potentially worrisome problem. Consult with an orthopaedic surgeon to start. ...Read more

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What are some causes of major knee stiffness?

Trauma,Arthritis: Injuries, osteoarthritis, surgery, bleeding into the joint from coagulopathies or blood thiners, gout, other forms of arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes numbness of forehead?

What causes numbness of forehead?

Sens. nerv pathology: The skin is supplied by supra orbital and supra trochlear nerves. An injury to the nerves in forehead or some pathology in the orbit on that side can explain this numbness. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Frequent muscle twitching and paresthesia, what are the underlying causes of these symptoms?

Frequent muscle twitching and paresthesia, what are the underlying causes of these symptoms?

Depends where,: How often, and what brings it on. Twitching and parasthesias can be caused by numerous things and it would be difficult to speculate with just a little history such as this. It could be anything from dehydration to ms, but we would have to know much more prior to even suggesting a diagnosis. See a physician for a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of hand joint pain and stiffness?

What are the common causes of hand joint pain and stiffness?

Osteoarthritis: Most common cause is just plain old degenerative arthritis.But alos could be an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid. Occupational causes are also not unusual like tank truck drivers that have to open valves frequently. ...Read more

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