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Doctor insights on: Involuntary Finger Movements

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Involuntary movement of head and shoulders just has movement getting worse

Involuntary movement of head and shoulders just has movement getting worse

I'm: I'm sorry but this question is difficult to answer over the internet. What you need to do is to see a neurologist interested in movement disorder who will be able to diagnose the problem after seeing it. It could be any number of things that are potentially treatable. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain in upper forearm, top of forearm. Worst pain is triggered by movement of my fingers, but pain is present w/o movement. Is it a clot?

I have pain in upper forearm, top of forearm. Worst pain is triggered by movement of my fingers, but pain is present w/o movement. Is it a clot?

Forearm pain: While a blood vessel clot or ischemia is a possibility, conditions relating to the nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments are more likley to cause pain in the forearm. A nerve entrapment is a possibility. A physical examination by a doctor is needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I dislocated my pinky a week ago and my finger still hurts and I lost a lot of my finger movement. Other than ice and splinting how can I heal faster?

I dislocated my pinky a week ago and my finger still hurts and I lost a lot of my finger movement. Other than ice and splinting how can I heal faster?

Wait rest then ot: Ice bath with finger motion when your doc takes you out of the splint they are waiting for a ligament to heal so you don't have problem later occupational therapist when out of splint. ...Read more

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I get involuntary movements when very stressed/frightened /have flashing lights or screens in front of me/had lots caffeine/very lil sleep. What is it?

I get involuntary movements when very stressed/frightened /have flashing lights or screens in front of me/had lots caffeine/very lil sleep. What is it?

Anxiety: You may be suffering from an anxiety disorder in addition to excess caffeine effects. Consult with your doctor to understand the origin of your distress, if you are cleared medically consult a clinical psychologist to help you lessen your anxiety and learn new ways of coping. Anxiety is based for the most part on inaccurate perceptions. Best. ...Read more

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I have random, involuntary shivers that shake my head and shoulders. Not cold. Sometimes d/t air movement (like a fan). Friend concerned. Should I be?

I have random, involuntary shivers that shake my head and shoulders. Not cold. Sometimes d/t air movement (like a fan). Friend concerned. Should I be?

Probably OK: Many people experience various reactions to the environment that can't be explained precisely. This calls for avoiding or minimizing exposure to them if possible. They often just go away as mysteriously as they arrived, but if this persists and becomes a concern of yours you owe yourself at least one thorough neurologic exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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What organ handles most involuntary movement in the body?

What organ handles most involuntary movement in the body?

The brain: The brain and central nervous system are generally responsible for voluntary and involuntary movements in the body. Twitching in muscles can be caused by a calcium deficiency and other causes. You must see a "neurologist", a specialist in nerve problems. ...Read more

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Involuntary movements, lost of sensation, speech impairement and imsomnia?

Involuntary movements, lost of sensation, speech impairement and imsomnia?

Complex: Many possibilities, including multiple sclerosis, hereditary disorder, but could be variety of different causes, so see a neurologist asap, and get answers. ...Read more

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Would excessive blinking and other involuntary movements be a sign of mild tourettes?

DX. Not met: Tourrete's Dsorder requires the presence of two or more motor tics with an associated vocal tic. Blinking and involuntary movements may indictations of a number of other disorders. ...Read more