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Leg Pain And Twitching
I've had numbness, leg pain, eye twitching on left side body only and can't sleep on back without arm going numb and leg hurting in calf area? Why?
As above: U have multiple question and it is good to see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more
Past 10 months I have tons of leg/foot pain, twitches, & stiffness. I have been to multiple drs & nothing has shown up. When this started I was off my feet for almost 2 months. I have a pinch type feeling in my calf when I walk. What could cause this?
Why does anxiety cause, palpations, chest pain, dizziness, weak legs, back pain, and twitching muscles?
Autonomic: Nervous system. Anxiety initiates and perpetuates a flight or fight response from your autonomic nervous system leading to all of the symptoms described. That is why, for example, yoga and meditation help. They counteract the autonomic response and relax you. So does slow deep breathing ...Read more
For the past 10 months I have dealt with tons of leg/foot pain, twitches and cramps. Drs can't figure it out. I have anxiety from it. Very hard to live daily life. Taking magnesium. I get a pinching in the back of my calf when I walk. Fatigued easily?
Told iron defic anemia but sudden increased constant symptoms: pain in legs, fatigue, twitching/shaking, shortness of breath/pounding fluttering heart?
I've been having burning pain in legs, muscle twitches, tingling tongue, and headaches, should I be concerned?
None of these: Sound like normal occurancies one should experience daily. I would start off with a visit to my pcp and go from there. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Leg pain in all of both legs (burning/twitching) and weakness. Worse with use. Tailbone pain/sore at times. Could there be a connection? MRI normal.
Possibly: The first thing is that it is not normal to have pain and weakness in the legs in an otherwise healthy 22 year old. An MRI of the lumbar spine is a structural test, but in your case it should me noted: it would not normally show the coccyx unless specifically asked, it could be coming from other areas of the spine, and finally it might not be a structural problem and and so may not show up on MRI ...Read more
Can a disc bulge (not herniated) cause temporary sciatica throughout the day eg muscle twitches sharp leg pain then go for a few hours or days?
Not typically: Most disc bulges do not touch nerves to cause any nerve related symptoms. At times Radiology reports may call something a broad based disc bulge, where there maybe other things going on as well including decrease in disc height, etc. That in combination can push on a nerve and cause symptoms down the legs. Seek care from a Spine Specialist. ...Read more
Crawling sensation on shin, twitches, quick warm sensations on thigh and shin, sciatic like leg pain thigh to ankle. Stiff sore knee. Back pain. Nerves???
Get seen!: We don't know enough details to be able to tell you exactly what is going on. You may have a problem in your leg or in your back, for example. To be safe and avoid serious complications, if this just started, go to the ER. If it has been happening for weeks or longer get seen soon and find out what is going on. Be sure to always hold handrails when on stairs. ...Read more
Neurologist time: Primary care md will first order a doppler study (i don't know why) to work up leg symptoms. Cramping, dimpling and twitching suggests a problem with the excitability of the muscle due to muscle disease, neuromusclular problems, neuropathy or electrolite imbalance. If thyroid, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium and kidney function is normal, you probably need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more
Several possibles: There are a couple types of movement disorders that occur mostly at night. One is a variant of restless leg syndrome, called periodic limb movements disorder of sleep. This can seem like kicking or writhing so might not be what you mean there are some other movement issues that could cause actual muscle twitching and smaller movements. If possible have a video taken to show doc or sleep eval. ...Read more
No: Twitching is common & happens to everyone; and is not dangerous -- usually just bothersome. .. Sometimes downright painful! Frequent twitching (in the absence of new meds, herbs, etc.) could indicate a deficiency of several salts: potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, selenium. A daily multivitamin can replace these salts if you are deficient. See your pcp to exclude more serious problems. ...Read more
My daughter is 5 and she's been twitching at night in shoulder to her leg and sometimes when awake what could this be?
I different with disk problems several pain now started to get very heavy feeling in legs and twitching all over my body which is getting worse?
Right leg is twitching. When I tap it kinda hard I feel the sensation of twitching. Does not hurt. Any idea what it may be? Or why it is being caused
Most likely benign: In certain conditions called neuropathies, tingling and numbness etc are not common but more commonly due to transient imbalance in electrolyte and calcium etc may cause the symptom as we'll. If symptoms persist, you can get blood test to make sure you don't have any deficiency that can be easily correctly. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your primary doctor about this. She or he can get a complete history and examine you. Based on this, testing or referral may be suggested. You could also consider seeing a neurologist. ...Read more
Akathesia: You may be expeirencing akathesia. Sometimes medication like Cogentin (benztropine) or benedryl is required to treat this. ...Read more
I have this bubbling twitching feeling inside of my legs it's not painful just very annoying and come and go like every 3 minutes. Need help.
Hi, 24, male, healthy lifestyle. Have twitching 9in above ankle outside side of leg. Occurs randomly, about 20x per day, same spot, for 2 weeks now?
Benign fasciculation: If you're not having other issues such as weakness, changes in sensation, shooting/pins/needles/burning pain of foot or leg, or muscle bulk loss, this is likely benign muscle fasciculations, (such as the random recurrent twitching in the eyelid that people can experience). Not unusual to happen in bouts lasting days or several weeks. ...Read more
Twitching: Yes. Usually from the splinting of the muscles. Do find out why the injury occurred. ...Read more
Potential causes: Many possible etiologies, including problems within brain, neck, middle and lower spines. Certainly, MS can present with leg weakness and spasticity, and often these initial lesions are within the spinal cord in the neck. But your description can apply to many other causes and best to have a neurologist assess the situation and decide an approach to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more
Just legs?: Just legs and just after walking? Lots of possibilities you'll need to let a doctor check out. ...Read more
Have nf1 and chiair1 but having a lot of twitching in lower back and legs. What could be causing this. Happens at least 10+ times a day.?
Report to your doc: A person without chiari or NF1 could have this symptom due to changes in activity or exercise. In your case, it could be due to changes in the spine. It may be thoughtful to talk to your regular doctor about this. ...Read more
My daughter is a little over an month old and I noticed everytime she's sleeping her leg starts shaking or twitching, what could cause this?
Tremors: There is many causes for tremors or shaking, you need to have her checked by her pediatrician, probably some tests can help figure out why she is shaking. Good luck. ...Read more
My lower left leg/ankle area won't stop twitching! This has been going on for a few weeks. Makes it difficult to even sleep. What could cause this?
Had all over muscle twitching for 4 months. I feel a one-time twitch in one part of my body and then it moves to another. Mostly legs. Bad or benign?
Fasciculation: May be either or both. Twitching is related to involuntary movement of the muscle under the skin. The majority are benign and most or all people have at one time or another. It may be associated with diseases of the motor neuron, such as als. If persisting would have evaluated to a degree that it is concerning would have a neurologic evaluation. ...Read more
Twitching everywhere mainly legs, butt. Electrolytes fine, what vits should I take? Neuro clinical exam was fine could it be vitD? No much sun exposur
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