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Hand Twitching Diagnosis
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
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
It's possible: It is possible that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a syndrome caused by repetitive movements that causes hand tingling and eventually hand grip weakness. Please see your md to obtain a emg/ncv (muscle and nerve study) to determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Als fear.muscles twitching randomly including eyelid.feel like arm is weak.thumb feels weird.normal neuro exam.als?scheduled for emg .
I am experiencing wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...
Fingers twitching specially left hand and thumb and index fingers, with pain, and the doctor said elbow compression, is twitching normal in elbow compression?
? Carpal tunnel?: The thumb and forefinger are innervated by the median nerve. If the nerve is compressed at the wrist, tingling and numbness may develop especially at night. Pathology in the neck or brachial plexus may be the cause. A thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
Stiff fingers, hand feels weak, dizzy, tingly hands/feet, tremors all over, muscle twitching, trouble finding words. Had MRI's&Bld tsts. ALS?
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 ...Read more
Many causes: Some causes of random hand and finger numbness include cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve at the neck), thoracic outlet syndrome (pinched nerve or blood vessel in the upper chest/shoulder region) and peripheral neuropathy (carpal or cubital tunnel, and diabetic neuropathy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Friend is experiencing arm weakness, arm numbness, shaking hands or tremor, unable to bear weight, hand numbness, hand weakness, unable to grip...
How long? One side?: If this is on one side & started suddenly you should get it checked urgently http://www.stroke.org.nz/See-a-Stroke-FAST If the symptoms have been coming on slowly (days-weeks), this could be a nerve problem in the neck http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/herniated-disc/cervical-herniated-disc-symptoms-and-treatment-options . Either way an examination with a Dr is advisable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What neurological problems cause wrist tenderness when rubbed, but not gripped hand weakness and shaking? Carpal tunnel has been ruled out.
Numb in bottom 3 fingers left hand up to elbow. Thumb index finger numb rt hand. Both feet have no reflexesblood work and mri normal what test is next?
NCV/EMG : Usually an NCV/EMG is done. It is not a structural test like an MRI, but rather checks the nerves themselves. It can help distinguish between a problem coming from the spine, the arms themselves ( such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes), or more of a neurological condition such as in a neuropathy. ...Read more
Had head injury 3yrs ago.Especially bad headache past week,dizziness,hand twitching,vomited once,sore spot on back of head.Why worse suddenly?Thankyou
? unrelated: to the head injury you sustained earlier, however the symptoms you described warrant medical attention, kindly see your doctor or go to hospital, best wishes ...Read more
43 yr old f, diagnosis 8/2012 with rrms.Past 3 mos both hands hv begun twitching, making use of touch screens hard. Could this be new MS symptom? Advise pls?
GET TO DOC: Although could be relapse, could also be a co-morbidity, and in either case, sounds like you are having trouble and need help. If indeed relapse or progression, absolutely needs to be treated and reversed asap. See your neurologist, and make certain that your medications are potent, not the older self-injectables. ...Read more
I have fasciculations and twitching of first web space of left hand for last one month. No diagnosis is being reached, please advise?
Probably benign: Unless this is associated with a progressive course or other serious signs or symptoms i don't think you have much to worry about. Thumbs and eyes are a common place for benign fasciculations to occur. ...Read more
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
Not looking for diagnosis just ideas , Iseeing my doc in jan,22/m some weaknes in left arm and leg comes and goes , hand cramps , twitching, als?
You're right No Dx : You are absolutely correct. On the basis of what you have presented no diagnosis is actually possible much less placing ALS as a possibility. Your age and the fact that you are saying weakness comes and goes on one side of your body puts that off the table. If you are interested in a private consultation to get more ideas on this please feel free to look me up at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
A spot in my hand is twitching on/off since yesterday. It is very annoying, what can I do to stop it?(Think im healthy, just recently went to the dr.)
Muscle twitches: are normal from time to time in everyone and you have several conditions that make you more susceptible. You probably ARE healthy and should just ignore it and it will go away. ...Read more
Not Sure?: I am not clear on what you mean by hand twitching. If your hand has a tremor while at rest and this is new it should be checked out. If you have a tremor while trying to do something with your hand, an intention tremor, this too should be checked out by your doctor. If your hand seems to spasm after you have been doing something like writing this can be a sign nerve entrapment. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Twitching happens: Most of the time, twitching (an involuntary muscle movement, usually very small), is harmless and resolves quickly without treatment. High stress, dehydration, low blood sugar, certain medications, electrolyte imbalances and many other things can cause twitching that lasts a long time. If your twitching does not resolve quickly, then it is time to see y our family doctor! ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I been getting bad headaches snd now my hand keeps twitching a lot should I be concerned? Any connection
maybe: These symptoms should be evaluated asap. See your family doctor or a neurologist now. ...Read more
Watch and wait: As long as the issue is not debilitating, you may just watch and wait. If it does not get better in a week or two, you should consult a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Not sick but having dizzy spells off and on and twitching in hands for few days otherwise feel fine why?
Twitch and dizziness: Doing lab work to rule out the basic concerns such as diabetes, blood sugar drops. Allergies and sinus issues can cause dizziness. Twitching can be stress related and usually benign. Tends to resolve in its own. If symptoms do not resolve then a dr visit and lab work would be in order. Sedalia used to be my home town! Go SC Tigers! ...Read more
What could be cause chronic twitching spells in the flanks and abdomen? Feel like fasciculations but stronger. Visible in mirror, can feel with hand.
Fasciulations: Muscle fasiculations may occur and don't necessarily denote neurologic or muscle pathology. However if these are new to you and occur continually, i recommend an evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more
Hi, i've been having a lot of problems shaking. Mostly shaky hands, but latly my face has been twitching too? I have a healthy diet, so I don't know y I do tht
Twitching: In someone young and otherwise healthy, twitching can happen because of medicines, caffeine, anxiety, lack of sleep. There are other uncommon neurological and endocrine things that can cause this too, but i tell my patients to avoid the caffeine, stimulants and get lots of sleep first for a few days before doing extensive workup. ...Read more