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Involuntary Muscle Movement In Arm
My right shoulder clicks constantly when I make a repetitive movement with my arm, the actual click isn't painful but I have had pain in nearby muscle?
Bursitis: It sounds like you may have a bursitis with inflammation. This typically results in some scar tissue and the typical clicking with movement. If it is not painful than it is not a problem, if it is painful then sometimes a steroid injection my help along with physical therapy. In any case, an MRI would be needed to make the final diagnosis. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Invol. Muscles: Called smooth muscles, such as muscles in eye which cause constriction & dilation of pupils, muscles in intestinal tract, etc. ...Read more
Leg movements: Many reasons why. You do not state how long after surgery, hours, days, weeks. Many issues with anesthesia after surgery for several days for some folks that could be a cause. If this persists for more than 3 days after surgery, please let your surgeon know. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more
I had a mammogram and I am sore in my peck muscle and under my arm. I feel as though I feel movement in my peck area.?
I have involuntary muscle movement and twitching... can being pregnant make it worst because I am pregnant and it seems like it has. Why is that?
I think I pulled the muscles in& under my arm, across the side of my chest & my shoulder. Any movement or lifting hurts terribly. Should I go to the er?
Pain: The area of pain is not typical for a single muscle. Ice the area and seek care. How did you get this injury? Based on that and pain, yes ER may be needed. This sounds more than a pure muscle issue. So agree seek care and in the meanwhile place a Ice pack. ...Read more
Arm & trunk moves: Your arms don't stop at your shirt's shoulder seams. Big muscles connect your arm and trunk: pectorals in front, latissimus dorsi to the small of your back and trapezius to your mid-back. Rotator cuff muscles and deltoids cap your shoulders. Shoulder blade stabilizers and neck mobilizers also play a part. Joint restrictions, too. Tightness in any can bind your arm. ...Read more
After few weeks pain down arm returned. Pectorial muscle very tight and movement lost again. Should I get another MRI or keep going with physio?
Radiculopathy: Pain radiating down the arm could be multiple things including a disc problem in the neck. If it has been going on for over a year after the first MRI, a second one would be in order. Pectoralis tightness will not cause this, but trapezius tight will. Trigger point injections to the trapezius could help relax that muscle and take pressure off of the nerves running down to the arm. ...Read more
I have a small lump on my manubrium that has been causing pain off and on for the past few weeks w/ deep breaths and arm movement. Pulled muscle?
That one really: Needs to be looked at directly. Duration of symptoms, your demographics and an in person physical exam are needed before anyone can even begin to develop a list of possibilities. ...Read more
I pulled a muscle just below my left shoulder blade and it affects my left arm movement but now I am getting really bad headaches when I lie down?
Myofascial pain?: Perhaps the muscles in the back of your neck and head have been affected by the painful muscles near your shoulder blade, and this is causing or contributing to your headache. If you have been using a lot of pain medication, "rebound headaches" are another possibility. ...Read more
I developed limited movement in my right arm & 6 months later I have muscle tremours in my left arm & leg for long periods daily, they are painful.?
See an MD: These symptoms require an evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Sharp pain in my right shoulder blade (trapezius muscle I believe). Hurts most to move arm, and laugh/sigh deeply/etc, but also hurts without movement?
Have it checked out: It may be a good idea to go to an osteopathic physician, and have you checked out structurally and treated osteopathically. It would be good to see if it is of musculoskeletal cause or not, especially around the rotary cuff. S/he might need to do further imaging to see what is happening. ...Read more
Rite arm muscles sore, both hands cramping w/ movement for 4 months. Pt seemed to help at first. Therapist thought rsi, I'm worried about autoimmune.
Autoimmune diseases: Autoimmune diseases are not localized diseases like just to the right arm normally. There are rare cases when just one joint gets involved in autoimmune. See a doctor and he will run a series of blood test to check whether you have any evidence of autoimmune diseases. ...Read more
Right arm muscles sore, hand cramping with movement for 3 months. Pt seemed to help at first. Therapist thought rsi, but I'm worried about autoimmune.
Had iv 9 days ago. 7 days ago arm muscle sore above and below iv site. Painted house 2 days ago. Arm burns with movement sometime aware of pulse inarm?
Phlebitis: This may represent a phlebitis, which is an inflammatory condition that can affect the vein and is commonly seen after IV placement and removal, it can also be associated with a superficial blood clot and even infection. Warm compress and taking an aspirin is usual treatment, if it does not get better or worsens at any point see your doctor and you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more
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
Normal.: Depending on your age and medications....It will be probably normal. ...Read more
Can a torn rotator cuff muscle result in aching in the shoulder and arm without any real restrictions in movement?
Not likely: A torn rotator cuff can definitely cause pain in the shoulder and arm, but the vast majority of the time the pain will be worse with motions like lifting your head over your arm or reaching behind your back. If you have absolutely no increased pain when you move your arm, it does bring the diagnosis into question. A pinched nerve in the neck can cause shoulder that is not worse with motion. ...Read more
What could cause pain burning in left shoulder & bicep, weakness in arm. 1-10 pain is 3, daily but comes and goes for hours. Does not increase or decrease with movement. Sometimes radiates to chest, stiff neck muscle left side.?
TOO V CERVICAL DISC: SX are suggest cervical disc disease vs TOO (THORACIC OUTLET OBSTRUCTION)When you cough, sneeze or hiccup, you increase intrathoracic pressure and flare pain. Please see your doctor and get an MRI of the cervical spine and MRA of RUE to evaluate both conditions. The 2 can overlap and a NEURO CONSULT for EMG (ELECTROMYELOGRAM) may be needed. Also labs b12/folic acid/TFTS ...Read more
What kind of sleep disturbance can cause entire body muscle contraction, arm/leg movement, sweating, and low moaning sound in children?
Seizure: This could be a seizure. By all means seek a checkup with your physician. ...Read more
Can vagina n labia/lips open/expand by exhaling, n contract by inhaling during heavy breathing, n is it voluntary/involuntary pelvic muscles movement?
Arm jerking: Involuntary arm jerking may represent either seizure or motor tics, in case of seizure if the arm jerking is sudden and vigorus with preserving of awareness, it can be a myoclonic seizure, if the movement is rhythmic in one side and unable to control it but can feel it, so it can be a simple partial seizure, then eeg can help in the diagnosis. The other possibility is motor tic with normal eeg. ...Read more
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
Is it normal for someone to have involuntary movements while asleep or in the process of falling asleep? For ex. Arm jerks & slight facial movements
Yes: Yes this can be normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is dystonia and what causes it? Started lithium therapy 3 weeks ago and developed involuntary muscle movements mostly in back and all of torso 2 weeks later. Lithium level still below therapeutic, now stopped med 3 days ago
Hello.: Hello. Dystonia is a movement disorder which can cause painful involuntary muscle contractions involving one or more muscles. There can be a genetic predisposition for dystonia or it can be due to disease. There are many medications which can can cause dystonia - lithium is one of them. Please talk with your doctor about stopping lithium and your side effects. ...Read more
Yes: Temporaruly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Involuntary jerking movements on legs/arms, sometimes it is so bad that I would almost fall off my seat.?
Jerking movements: You need to be evaluated by your doctor. Needs detailed history, history of any other medical condion or syptoms, meds being taken, alcohol use etc. And a detailed physical exam and may be lab and if needed imaging tests to find out the cause, as these movements can be caused by many different conditions. ...Read more
I had a trauma to my neck in 2010 since then I've had muscle spasms and involuntary contractions in my left arm.
Nerve problm: See a orthopedic spine specialist, chiropractor, neurologist or all the above. This is almost certainly related to a bulging or slipped disc or direct nerve injury. ...Read more