Top 20 Doctor insights on: Involuntary muscle movement in legs

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Why would I be experiencing involuntary muscle movement in my legs after surgery.

Why would I be experiencing involuntary muscle movement in my legs after surgery.

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

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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


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Can a blood clot in the leg cause involuntary muscle movements in the leg and ankle pain?

Can a blood clot in the leg cause involuntary muscle movements in the leg and ankle pain?

It's possible: As poor venous outflow from the muscles in the lower (distal) leg due to a blood clot (DVT) could lead to spasms, but it's not the most common symptom. The swelling often associated can lead to ankle pain. ...Read more

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My wife has a uncontrollable muscle movement in her legs when sit or lays down but when I move her hip one way or other it slows the movement down?

My wife has a uncontrollable muscle movement in her legs when sit or lays down but when I move her hip one way or other it slows the movement down?

Restless Leg Syndrom: What you describe should not be happening and needs to evaluated by a neurologist. It could be an entity called Restless Leg Syndrome but there are other possibilities. See a neurologist soon. ...Read more

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Involuntary movement of the leg?

Involuntary movement of the leg?

PLMD: During sleep this could be plmd. Many other cause are also possible. Need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between restless leg and involuntary limb movement?

RLS vs PLMD: Restless legs syndrome is something you feel or experience while you're awake. Periodic limb movements of sleep are brief involuntary muscle contractions or jerks that occur during sleep. ...Read more

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Have a sudden movement in my calf muscle at times in the night mostly cause? Restless leg syndrome?

Have a sudden movement in my calf muscle at times in the night mostly cause? Restless leg syndrome?

RLS...maybe: RLS is a common, terribly bothersome, sleep disruption that has unclear causes in most cases. Nocturnal recumbency leg cramps, on the other hand actually hurt ("Charlie horse cramp"), whereas RLS gives the sensation one just MUST move the leg/legs. Rarely, electrolyte imbalance can mimic RLS. Interestingly, some anti-Parkinson's disease meds at low doses, are highly effective for RLS. ...Read more

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Involuntary movement in leg +cramping, foot pain. What is this indicative of?

Restless leg syndrom: Involuntary leg movement is most commonly seen at night and would be called restless leg syndrome. The cause of this condition is unknown. There are medications that can help, so see your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can a new tattoo cause muscle spasms? Got it wednesday spasms started saturday morning (aest) I already suffer in leg but they due to lack of movement

Can a new tattoo cause muscle spasms? Got it wednesday spasms started saturday morning (aest) I already suffer in leg but they due to lack of movement

Unlikely: The tattoo itself is only skin deep so it is unlikely to have caused the spasms. More likely, the position that you must have held during the tattooing contributed to the fatigue and eventual spasms. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache when sitting or lying still for long periods. I gets better with movement or tensing muscles. My feet get very cold if relevant.

Why do my legs ache when sitting or lying still for long periods. I gets better with movement or tensing muscles. My feet get very cold if relevant.

Common problem: This is a common problem which is most often caused from nerve compression by staying in this position for long time. It is unlikely that a 2o year old person would have a blood flow problem. ...Read more

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Please explain why is it that when I have a bowel-movement, I have muscle pain on my legs?

Please explain why is it that when I have a bowel-movement, I have muscle pain on my legs?

Straining of muscles: With the bowel movement you strain other muscles in the legs. Your physician can evaluate you and see if you have any other musculo skeletal reason ...Read more

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I am having burning scalp, movement in my right wrist, waist pain, muscle problems, restless leg, difficulties in sleeping? Can low sugar cause this, thanks

I am having burning scalp, movement in my right wrist, waist pain, muscle problems, restless leg, difficulties in sleeping? Can low sugar cause this, thanks

No. Symptomatic: Hypoglycemia is one of the easiest conditions to rule out. Check your blood sugar when severely symptomatic, with a common glucometer (most diabetics have them), and see if your sugar is low. If not, then your symptoms are not related. ...Read more

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Saturday, 11 year old grandson started having involuntary movement in both legs. It goes on for 2-3 hours; an hour without. Heart rate goes in the 120's. Been to ER twice, saw a neurologist. Blood work okay. No other testing, told it is nerves, he is scho

Saturday, 11 year old grandson started having involuntary movement in both legs. It goes on for 2-3 hours; an hour without. Heart rate goes in the 120's. Been to ER twice, saw a neurologist. Blood work okay. No other testing, told it is nerves, he is scho

I: I can understand why you are concerned. I am glad that he had blood tests, please be sure that his complete blood count and electrolytes are normal. If it continues, he may need an MRI to evaluate his head and spine. If this continues please get re-evaluated; it sounds like it has been frustrating so far but if his symptoms continue then you must seek out treatment again. He should also get a strep test as strep infections can cause abnormal muscle movements (you can read about pandas syndrome). ...Read more

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31-34 wk preg, 48 hrs of achey leg muscles, hard tummy, back strain, hip/ligament pain from spreading, but reg baby movement. Normal to feel like this?

Please call your OB: Everything you are describing you can get except your abdominal area should not be hard, please call your OB to make sure that your OB does not want you to be checked to r/o premature labor or other, a person that does pregnancy message should be bale to help with all the other symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

Possibly: Pregnancy is known to cause disturbances in electrolytes due the body causing an increase in water retention. Thus changes in concentration of substances such as magnesium may in turn lead to muscle cramps and possibly twitching as well. ...Read more