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Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Fasiculations: Fasiculations may be a benign finding but when localized to only one part of your body it might be a sign of nerve damage; you say that you are having arm and neck pain which raises the possibility that you might have irritation of one of cervical (neck) nerve roots. If present, it would also explain why you see Fasiculations. If your signs/symptoms worsen/ persists consider a visit to your MD
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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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Slight Pain in my right arm and neck after using new mouse (80+ hours), also there's random finger twitching, numbness?

Slight Pain in my right arm and neck after using new mouse (80+ hours), also there's random finger twitching, numbness?

Possibly CTS: Sometimes when there's repetitive up-and-down motions of the wrist there can be irritation of the median nerve. This can be associated with carpal tunnel symptoms (CTS). Some people experience numbness of the fingers (usually the first 3 fingers) and on occasion there can be even be backwards (retrograde) conduction of the pain up the arm into the shoulder. A wrist pad by the mouse might help. ...Read more

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Are other symptoms of bipolar disorder muscle, body and finger twitching and shaking?

Are other symptoms of bipolar disorder muscle, body and finger twitching and shaking?

No.: Symptoms of bipolar disorder do not include twitching or shaking of the muscles. Neurological disorders can cause twitching. Also intoxication or withdrawal from drugs or side effects from antipsychotic medications may cause them. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause my finger to keep twitching?

What could cause my finger to keep twitching?

Many things: 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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I have been experiencing involuntary twitching in my right index finger for a few days now and also have experienced twitching my right shoulder I and wondering what you think could be the cause?

I have been experiencing involuntary twitching in my right index finger for a few days now and also have experienced twitching my right shoulder I and wondering what you think could be the cause?

Benign most likely: Many causes for twitching which are entirely benign: fatigue, caffeine ingestion, listening to way too much rock 'n roll (I guess that's from my time not yours!! HA!) & the list continues. You'll hear people talk about potassium and bananas & wonder (as do I) where they get such notions because that's NEVER the explanation. If it doesn't subside soon and it bothers see your (or a) doc. ...Read more

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Yoga poses caused tingling of hand+ twitching of finger. 3 week of yoga later symptom now less. Did it help or did I kill off the nerve?

Yoga poses caused tingling of hand+ twitching of finger. 3 week of yoga later symptom now less. Did it help or did I kill off the nerve?

Interesting: From your description and history, yoga was not harmful. You did not kill a nerve. Degenerative disc disease in a 26 year old man requires exercise, posture training and review of your lifestyle. Yoga with an instructor that understands your condition would normally be a good thing. Breathing properly during postures can change the pressure on your discs. Inversion postures recommended. ...Read more

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I have slight trembling in hands/fingers? I never noticed before. I have normal thyroid tests. Also have random muscle twitching all over. Causes?

I have slight trembling in hands/fingers? I never noticed before. I have normal thyroid tests. Also have random muscle twitching all over. Causes?

Check bloodwork: Anemia, high or low blood glucose, low sodium, low calcium, low magnesium, low blood oxygen, liver problems (with elevated transaminases)--all these are possible causes of your symptoms that could be checked with simple, routine blood tests. There are many other causes of tremor and muscle twitches, so check with your neurologist after this bloodwork. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in back cause shoulder blade pain and finger twitching, breast pain? Waiting for ultrasound results on breast.

Can a pinched nerve in back cause shoulder blade pain and finger twitching, breast pain? Waiting for ultrasound results on breast.

Not from lumbar spin: No, pinched nerve in your lumbar spine cannot cause those. See what your breast ultrasound shows, and talk with your general surgeon/breast surgeon as to cause of your breast pain. Ensure it is not pain over your left chest as you may need to ensure there is no cardiac cause to this. Scapular pain and finger symptoms could be related to cervical spine pathology. See your doctor for examination. ...Read more

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My thumbs and fingers twitch when they're bent in certain positions. Is this a cause for worry? They don't twitch any other time.

My thumbs and fingers twitch when they're bent in certain positions. Is this a cause for worry? They don't twitch any other time.

Spasms: This sounds like muscle spasms. Common causes are a relative dehydration or a vitamin deficiency. Consider drinking more water and adding a multivitamin daily. If it does not resolve then talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What might cause one's index finger to twitch?

Fasciculations...: Are twitches which can occur in any skeletal muscle in the body. They are usually benign. However, there are several pathological conditions associated with fasciculations which are usually accompanied by abnormalities on neurological examination and/or on a special test called electromyogram (emg). See a doctor if your symptoms are bothersome or are of concern to you. ...Read more

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What would cause my hands to draw and fingers to twitch uncontrollably?

What would cause my hands to draw and fingers to twitch uncontrollably?

A few possibilities: There a re a number of possibilities. A common cause would be hyperventilation- breathing faster or deeper than normal can result in these complaints. Try breathing into a paper bag for a few minutes to relieve symptoms. There are other potential concerns including calcium and electrolytes. This issues needs to be fully evaluated by your MD to give you the correct answer to your problem ...Read more

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What causes right index finger to twitch? Occurs fairly often, especially at night

What causes right index finger to twitch? Occurs fairly often, especially at night

Twitch: Most likely a nervous twitch. If very bothersome the. Try relaxation techniques first. If not helping then may even get a shot of Botox in the muscle. Early parkinson's is not likely. Brain tumor would be the worst possibility. Multiple sclerosis is another possibility and if persistent problem or any other unusual neuro symptoms the. I would check an MRI of your brain. ...Read more

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I have developed a finger twitch in my index finger noticed it after I have been writing and put pencil down Cause?

I have developed a finger twitch in my index finger noticed it after I have been writing and put pencil down Cause?

Index Finger Twitch: Hello. How long have you noticed this? Ever notice it with or after other fine motor movements (manipulating buttons, zippers, lids on jars, turning door knob handles, etc.). Could be some low level irritation to your median nerve. Keep track of your episodes for increased frequency, weakness, and sensation changes. ...Read more

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My boy friend is 27 yrs old, whenever he sleep his fingers would twitch and legs would jerk, he is never aware of it. What is the cause/s?

My boy friend is 27 yrs old, whenever he sleep his fingers would twitch and legs would jerk, he is never aware of it. What is the cause/s?

Myoclonic jerks: When we dream, our body becomes paralyzed so we don't act out our dreams and play "superman" off the 3rd story balcony. However, sometimes there can be small muscle fasciculations that get through and there is slight movement. Furthermore, there can be small stimuli to muscle groups causing involuntary jerks of legs or other large muscle groups. ...Read more

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Hi left ring finger twitches rapidly and randomly for 10 seconds or more. Husband told me that everyone gets this?? Doubt it! What can cause this? Saw a neurologist beginning of 2015.

Hi left ring finger twitches rapidly and randomly for 10 seconds or more. Husband told me that everyone gets this?? Doubt it! What can cause this? Saw a neurologist beginning of 2015.

I'm really curious: What the neurologist told you. It is really not possible to give a good answer in this setting. A detailed history, family history and physical exam is needed to evaluate your problem. Other tests might be needed. CT or MRI scan of the brain. Nerve Conduction studies, an EEG. These should all give more information about your condition, or show no abnormality with would be reassuring. ...Read more

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What would cause my left hand middle finger to twitch every now and then?

What would cause my left hand middle finger to twitch every now and then?

Old age..: As we age things start falling apart.....very slowly. But you can have entrapment neuropathy, B12 deficiency, calcium deficiency, other electrolyte or medication related issues. ...Read more

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Can CTS and Ulnar Nerve Damage cause all five fingers to twitch while resting on computer mouse?

Can CTS and Ulnar Nerve Damage cause all five fingers to twitch while resting on computer mouse?

Ulnar & median nerve: Yes, if you have both ulnar nerve and median nerve conditions, you may have twitching all over your hand, although the ulnar nerve alone supplies most of the hand muscles, and that is probably enough.

Watch where you set your elbow.

http://www. Neurocuro. Com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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23\f What could be the cause of aching hands and finger pain in both hands? No swelling. I have also been having twitches everywhere for a month.

23\f What could be the cause of aching hands and finger pain in both hands? No swelling. I have also been having twitches everywhere for a month.

Neuropathy.: The combination of pain in your hands and feet, accompanied by the twitching, is most consistent with a peripheral neuropathy, or a degenerative process of the nerve going to your hands and feet. You see this with diabetes, but we also see it without diabetes. Some of these neuropathies, can be progressive and disabling, but many of them are treatable. I would see a neurologist. ...Read more