Doctor insights on:
Involuntary Movements Of The Body
Tip of the fingers: Tip of the fingers.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stress and dryness: You're referring to a 'blepharospasm', which is a flickering of the eyelid that usually resolves spontaneously after a few months. It's almost always caused by stress (including not sleeping well) and dryness. Try using artificial tears 4 times a day. If it doesn't go away after a few months, get checked. ...Read more
Cranial Nerves: Cranial N II (Optic) subtends vision, III (oculomotor) subtends levator, superior rectus (sup. branch), medial rectus, inferior rectus, inf. oblique & pupillary constriction (inf. branch); IV (trochlear) subtends superior oblique; VI (abducens) subtends lateral rectus; and sympathetics along the arterial pathway subtend pupillary dilation. CN's on the left and right. Nuclei in the brainstem. ...Read more
See your doctor: If you are not fully aware of your surroundings, it may be seizures, but you probably have to talk more with your doctor if it does happen quite frequently. ...Read more
Hypnic jerks: Jerking movements occurring as one is falling asleep are called hypnic jerks and are normal. Jerks during sleep may be periodic limb movements if they are repetitive, brief, and occur in series. If they cause poor sleep or daytime sleepiness, they can be treated, but they often occur in normal subjects. Jerks may occur with sleep apnea , parasomnias (abnormal sleep behavior), and seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In dystonia are the muscles subjected to the involuntary contraction ever damaged from the involuntary contraction?
Bulk up: In all the dystonias i've seen, i can't think of one where the abnormal contraction itself caused muscle injury. Usually, the muscle bulks up due to repeated "exercise" from the dystonia. Over time there can be damage to adjacent joints. For example, torticollis can damage the neck joints over the years due to extra wear and tear. Dystoniascan cause the muscle to hurt, but not damage. ...Read more
Usually normal: Spontaneous twitching of muscles is common in normal individuals. The twitching can involve the eyelids, facial muscles, chet wall or muscles of the limbs. There are some neurological conditions that can also present as twitching muscles. However in that case there are other symptoms too. So if your symptoms are significant then you should see a physician, preferably a neurologist. ...Read more
Diaphragm: If you have started into an aerobic program and notice this pain it could be spasms of the diaphragm. This is a large muscle in thelower torso which can become overworked if just starting on a new aerobic program. If it does not get better over a short time period seek medical help to find out what is going on. ...Read more
The skeletal system.: The bones of the skeletal system provide the structure and rigidity. Crustaceans in the seas, however, are soft on the inside and have outer shells to provide this same structure and rigidity. ...Read more
What kind of sleep disturbance can cause entire body muscle contraction, arm/leg movement, sweating, and low moaning sound in children?
Various Reasons: This could be due to an electrolyte imbalance like low calcium or potassium. It could also be due to stress or anxiety. Could also be from caffeine, medication, exercise or lack of exercise. If its bothersome or persistent, a doctor can help evaluate from history and labwork exactly why this is happening in your muscles. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Involuntary toe movements
- Tongue involuntary movements
- Involuntary finger movements
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Involuntary shivering or spasms of the body
- Involuntary body jerks
- What is involuntary movements in one specific body part?
- What is rapid involuntary eye movements?
- Talk to a neurologist online