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Involuntary Toe Movements
Hello, for the past years I have been having involuntary movement on my right foot. My toes curl downwards and at times I have no control over it. I h?
Be seen: If this is bothersome, you should be seen to evaluate potential causes. Depending on the etiology the treatments will be different. A detailed history and physical examination will also be helpful in determining a diagnostic and treatment plan. ...Read more
Pain in left leg from foot to groin. Sudden onset. No prior injury. With some involuntary movements and numbness at times. Ongoing for 2 days.
Difference between tics and spasms? Involuntary foot jerks, leg movements, finger jerks, & jaw jerks that stop occurring when busy. What are these?
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
Which organ is just below the right side of the rib cage? I feel a lot of involuntary movement in that area. No pain however.
Liver gallbladder: Liver, gallb;adder and the tranverse colon are below the right side of your rib cage. ...Read more
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
Neurologist: These are symptoms suggestive of possible neurological problem. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Pain in hamstring area whenever I move, even small movements like curling toes down hurts, not bad pain but kinda sharp, don't know what I did?
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
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
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
Probably not: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...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
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
Not off hand: I would, however, recommend that you see a neurologist. ...Read more
Big toe hurting for 48hrs. Haven't knocked/exerted it. Movement doesn't especially hurt. Icing brings mild relief.
If the icing helps: I'd continue with it, specifically where I the toe is the pain? ...Read more
I've been taking 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 2-3 time a day for about 6 months for involuntary movements. What can I expect as withdrawal symptoms if I stop?
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
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
It's a reflex.: You didn't mention which toe was plantar flexed, but, if you are referring to your big toe, it's caused by some kind of stimulus to the arch of your foot. In clinical practice, we might scrape the arch of your foot with the handle of a reflex hammer. Plantar flexion of the great toe is normal. Dorsiflexion (pointing of the toe upward) is not. But I don't know what the stimulus is in your case. ...Read more
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