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Doctor insights on: Involuntary Finger Movements

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi Dr. Saghafi
Neurology
29 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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I have minor involuntary movements like a finger twitch or a leg jerk especially when I'm lying down. What cud this be due to?

I have minor involuntary movements like a finger twitch or a leg jerk especially when I'm lying down. What cud this be due to?

Need examination: Twitches in the limbs can often occur without provocation & generally are considered to be clinically insignificant. If they become frequent or can be brought on by specific stimulation or changes in position of a limb or joint then, investigation of a deeper nature is warranted. I'd be happy to consult you more fully. Please set up an appointment with me by going to: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Dr. Moshe Lewis Dr. Lewis
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
21 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Since 2 nights my left index finger has been showing an involuntary movement either tremor/spasm (once/night for 2 seonds). Could it be serious?

Since 2 nights my left index finger has been showing an involuntary movement either tremor/spasm (once/night for 2 seonds). Could it be serious?

No, fasiculation: There are several possibilities mostly in the neuro realm some of which are benign like fasciculations or idoipathic resting tremor or carpal tunnel synrome or spasm. GIVEN the range of answers see your doctor to check Vitamin levels and for referral to Neurology for thorough eval. An EMG may be indicated. Medications and hand or occupational therapy may be able to help. Don't delay.

Dr. John Gaffney Dr. Gaffney
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Pain numbness in both hands primarily in the last 3 fingers with involuntary muscle movement and weakness?

Pain numbness in both hands primarily in the last 3 fingers with involuntary muscle movement and weakness?

See your doctor: Unfortunately without more information, this is impossible to answer. However, I'd strongly suggest seeing your doctor to be evaluated as motor control in the fingers originates in the cranial spinal nerves. Good luck!

Dr. Olav Jaren Dr. Jaren
Neurology
15 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Involuntary movements + brisk reflexes: saw neurologist; MRI, EEG, found nothing, conclusion: psychological? Now tingling in left pinky+ring fingers

Involuntary movements + brisk reflexes: saw neurologist; MRI, EEG, found nothing, conclusion: psychological? Now tingling in left pinky+ring fingers

Involuntary mvmts: There are some causes that have not been addressed, but the first two could be due to a psychological cause. Expect some kind of follow up evaluation and continued discussion to help close the case on these. Tingling in the left hand fingers probably is due to something different, such as mild ulnar nerve compression.

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Dr. Nabil Moufarrej Dr. Moufarrej
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
40 years in practice
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
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I have weird involuntary movement of my head, what's wrong?

I have weird involuntary movement of my head, what's wrong?

Tourette or dystonia: Tourette syndrome may cause this as does some types of cervical dystonia and torticolis.

Dr. Deborah Ungerleider Dr. Ungerleider
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Any advice? I have suddenly developed 'tics' (involuntary movements)?

See your doctor: You should see your doctor to be examined. They can help determine the cause, if there is an underlying neurologic reason or if it is Tourette's syndrome or a transient tic disorder.

Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Who would I see in regards to tics, spasms, and other involuntary movements that are very brief?

Neurologist: These are symptoms suggestive of possible neurological problem. See a neurologist.

Dr. William Goldie Dr. Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
44 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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How come I have involuntary head movements or tremors while sitting still?

How come I have involuntary head movements or tremors while sitting still?

Movement disorder: Resting tremor is worrisome. Some persons are nervous and have a need to move even when trying to sit still. This may be normal, but may indicate a disorder. Tourette sydrome can begin in this manner as can parkinsonism. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I can not fully extend the tip of my ring finger. How do I get more movement for it?

I can not fully extend the tip of my ring finger. How do I get more movement for it?

See details: It may be a tendon issue that you cannot resolve by yourself. See an orthopedist or hand surgeon.

Dr. Steven Sheskier Dr. Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
35 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Dr. Patrick O'Neill Dr. O'Neill
Surgery
20 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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I twisted my finger and it didn't start hurting until the third day lots of swelling pain upon movement but I can move it bend it?

I twisted my finger and it didn't start hurting until the third day lots of swelling pain upon movement but I can move it bend it?

Probably sprained: You probably sprained your finger if you can still move it, but without an exam and possibly an x-ray, I can't be certain. If it still bothers you, you should see your doctor.

Dr. Trevor Desouza Dr. Desouza
Neurology
40 years in practice
University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences
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Could I have tourettes if I have involuntary eye movements?

NO: Tourettes syndrome is a movement disorder characterized by presence of both motor and vocal tics for more than 1 year. Involuntary eye movements can be a motor tic and depending on the duration maybe transient (less than 1 year)chronic (more than 1 year). As a result only eye movements is not tourette syndrome.

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What to do if I continue getting these involuntary movements quite a lot, just all of a sudden. I've read many things but don't know which would apply to me?

What to do if I continue getting these involuntary movements quite a lot, just all of a sudden. I've read many things but don't know which would apply to me?

This is complex: You need expert help, unless you have unusual neurological expertise, you will not figure out how to manage this, and it is far safer to see a neurologist ASAP. You could have epilepsy with focal seizures, or even a movement disorder, and these issues require very specific directions.

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge Dr. Rutledge
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Why is my index finger having involuntary spasms?

Why is my index finger having involuntary spasms?

Multiple causes: Spasms in the index finger can be caused by many things - excessive use can read to cramping of the finger. A low calcium level can also cause muscle spasms. If it is persistent, it would make sense to get an evaluation from your doctor.

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Possible causes of involuntary movements/twitches?

Possible causes of involuntary movements/twitches?

Some causes: Hereditary dystonia, Tourette's, myoclonic jerks and myoclonic epilepsy, Parkinson's, Huntington's, post-traumatic reactions, tardive dykinesia, medication reactions.

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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Causes for involuntary body movements during sleep?

Causes for involuntary body movements during sleep?

JLS: The usual is jumping legs syndrome but I guess that it can exetend to other parts. It indicates an irritable nervous system.

Dr. Olav Jaren Dr. Jaren
Neurology
15 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What can cause sudden weakness and involuntary movements?

What can cause sudden weakness and involuntary movements?

Some possible causes: Sudden weakness and involuntary movements could be caused by drug side effects, a stroke, a TIA. a seizure, MS, or an injury to the head. It would help to know if the symptoms affected both sides of the body or not. It would also help to know if the symptoms recur and how long they last.