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Lower Leg Muscle Twitching
Injury to R foot 6m ago. Disuse atrophy to lower leg. Muscle twitching along inner aspect of foot, now up to inside of leg to calf. Suggestions?
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
My nerves have been twitching my muscles can it be caused from alotstress? They are not painful but very annoying. (Upper arm, below jaw, lower leg.)
Muscle twitching/cramps and constipation w/o hard stools Twitching mostly localized to lower legs Tried increasing salt and electrolytes unresolved?
Fasiculation: This is most likely something called a fasiculation. It is an isolated muscle twitch in one area that lasts temporarily. A good example is an eye twitch. If the symptoms continue, worsen, or move to include other muscles you should see your doctor. It could be a sign of an underlying neurologic disorder. ...Read more
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
Not likely: Micrographia often is the earliest sign of Parkinson. S disease. (redution in the size of hand writing. Blance issues and difficluty with initiation of mobement may come next along with a pill rolling tremor of one hand. Twitching and muscle loss in the legs can be caused by many conditions. (ALS-diabetic amyotrophy, neuropathy, spinal cord syndromes etc) ...Read more
Is it normal to have a lot of muscle twitching (face area) and what feels like I'm being shocked/jolted on the legs?
Nope: I would recommend you visit a doctor. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 40 year old male the last few months have had painless muscle twitching in my. Legs an lost alot of weight had alot of stress could it be stress?
Yes- it is possible: It depends on what nerves and what muscles. If you were to say however the twitching is all over, it may not be fair to say it came from the back. Do you know if you have pinched nerves in the back, or do you have twitching only? Where is the twitching, and how much is there? Maybe start by answering those last two questions. Good luck! ...Read more
Have muscle twitching and pain in legs. Had same two years ago it went away. I am a nervous persin and anxiety is high.
What could be cause of random muscle twitching in the hips area that makes me want to move my legs? It happens only when I am lying down or sitting.
Correlation muscle twitching throughout body developed 6 years ago, followed by low extrem tightness months later to unilateral low leg swelling 2013?
One leg swelling:
Does not tie into the previous two problems (atrophy could)
Swelling can be caused by leaky vessels, tissue injury, deep vein thrombosis, clogged lymphatics, bleeding into the leg, etc. Twitching followed by tightness of muscles obviates a good neurological assessment. ...Read more
I left strenght training 3 months ago. Now there are muscle twitching in my whole body, no weakness, no atrophy. But nowthere are pins & needle (leg)?
One possibility..: Although rare, there is a neurologic condition, benign fasciculation syndrome characterized by twitches, cramping, tingling without weakness (that is a quick summary). See a neurologist or a physiatrist for evaluation to be sure. Whether it is this or something else, physical exam can reveal a lot. It could be a simple electrolyte imbalance. If neurologic, the nerves can be tested easily. ...Read more
Leg muscle twitching when I wake up. Have disc bulge/herniation. How is my disc issue causing fasciculations and why only after sleeping does it occur?
Had weakness on left side of my body few months ago. Tingling/needles sensation on my legs started it again 1month ago n recently muscle twitching too?
See doctor now: You need full evaluation and now. I do not know how old you are but you better get going ...Read more
I am experiencing muscle twitching mainly in arms legs back and abdomen. It's been happening for over a month and is concerning me now?
Myoclonus?: I am sorry but we can't diagnoses this. Consider assessment. ...Read more
Could there be a connection between the muscle twitching throughout my body and the unilateral leg swelling below the knee? Neurological?
Highly doubt it:
You basically outlined the answer and its rationale in your question....Bravo....that's an artistic flare.
Something focal vs. Something generalized and not only that but we're talking about symptoms that little to nothing in common with each other.....twitching or possibly muscle fasciculations vs. Swelling or edema. The question is what is the edema or swelling due to? Trauma, infectious dz? ...Read more
Had FSGS for ten years. Legs/wrists have cramps, calves non stop muscle twitching, test results ok. Why muscle twitching? How can I stop it?
Define FSGS: Statins are always suspicious in this setting. You can try Quinine but your insurance copy may not allow this for leg cramps. The FDA it only allows this to treat malaria but we have used it for 40 or more years for nocturnal leg cramps A lot of people have success with magnesium supplementation and this may be an approach. ...Read more
Been having muscle twitching in arms, peitoral muscles, abdomen and legs for 2 or 4 years now, very frequent, happen several times a day for some seconds each. What should I do?
For the past 4 months, I've been having muscle twitching in my arms and legs and knee collapsing. Does this need to be evaluated or can I let it be?
Get it evaluated: That's my opinion. You could get some labs done and a good neuromuscular examination (maybe by a good neurologist) and get appropriate diagnostic testing. You could have a condition known as benign fasciculations but if your knees are collapsing then, you should go in for medical attention. ...Read more
What would cause foot drop followed by weakness in the same leg, followed by weakness in arm on same side followed by muscle twitching (whole body)?
I am experiencing muscle twitching. In my right thigh and occasionally in both upper arms but leg is continuous, twitching has been going on 2 weeks.
Please spell out: ARS. I know what ARV therapy stands for, but not ARS. Anti-retroviral side effects? If you do mean ART, please specify which ARV's you're referring to. ...Read more
Been having pins n needles down both legs with muscle twitching and some shooting pain, now getting pain in left groin, should I go er? Pain not bad.
It merits an exam: From your history I would wonder about a central herniated disk in lower back. A neurological exam at the least is indicated. While not likely a true medical emergency it warrants a prompt exam by a professional. ...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
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