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Sorry I keep on asking, but I'm 22 having twitch all over my body daily, some weakness on arms and hands and muscle cramps, als? Or what can it be?

Sorry I keep on asking, but I'm 22 having twitch all over my body daily, some weakness on arms and hands and muscle cramps, als? Or what can it be?

Not ALS: Whatever it IS.....I am definitely as sure as sure can be that whatever this turns out to be once you've been seen by a doctor and tested....it is NOT going to be ALS. Have you been seen yet as I'm sure it's been recommended? That's what you need ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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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What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

Lack of ATP: After your workout, you've depleted your muscle stores of atp, which is the energy unit your body consumes. Atp is required for the muscle to relax. The cramps lessen as your body regenerates atp. ...Read more

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Keep getting muscle cramps on my foot when I drive (step on accelerator) n on my hand for the past 2 weeks. What's wrong?

Keep getting muscle cramps on my foot when I drive (step on accelerator) n on my hand for the past 2 weeks. What's wrong?

Several options: Did you change any medicines or doses? Are you dehydrated? Have you started or stopped any supplements? Medicines, hydration, supplements, electrolytes, stress, and several other things can cause cramps. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Have neck/back issues for months & had muscle cramps in calves. Stressed. Have (anxiety) BP is somewhat healthy. Yesterday felt tingly in both hands & shaky. In 20s. Now it's off & on. Any ideas?

Have neck/back issues for months & had muscle cramps in calves. Stressed. Have (anxiety) BP is somewhat healthy. Yesterday felt tingly in both hands & shaky. In 20s. Now it's off & on. Any ideas?

Sounds like you're: Having panic attack sx's, but before rendering such a dx, check in with your MD to r/o physical causes. There are 33 sx's of panic/anxiety, including yours. Here's a reference to figure this out:

http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more

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My wife has severe arm pain in bothnarms, and burning as well from her shoulders to her fingers. Also muscle cramps in both arms. Leg spasms. Help!?

My wife has severe arm pain in bothnarms, and burning as well from her shoulders to her fingers. Also muscle cramps in both arms. Leg spasms. Help!?

Herniated disc: This may be caused by a herniated disc in the cervical spine. She should see a spine specialist. An MRI may be appropriate. ...Read more

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I'm currently getting muscle cramps any where I flex. Hand, legs, feet, even chest. How can I alleviate an prevent this from happening.?

I'm currently getting muscle cramps any where I flex. Hand, legs, feet, even chest. How can I alleviate an prevent this from happening.?

Cramps: I see you list excessive sweating as a problem. If you sweat alot and are active you can lose salts. The most common two to cause cramps are potassium and magnesium. Drink fluids and try to increase both. If these cramps continue to be excessive and ongoing get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Allergy shot consistanly in left arm, now c/o left arm muscle pain and hand cramp in l hand an arm?

Allergy shot consistanly in left arm, now c/o left arm muscle pain and hand cramp in l hand an arm?

Time for Neurologist: These are such unusual symptoms that have followed allergy shots, so one should be cautious about blaming the injections on these new problems. Any injury to the body may cause a condition known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy/crps complex regional pain syndrome, but it is hard to imagine that allergy shots could bring on such a complication. Please arrange to see a neurologist now for workup. ...Read more

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Experiencing muscle cramps in jaw, upper arms and legs (both sides) for 6 days with no relief - what could this be, what tests should my dr run?

Experiencing muscle cramps in jaw, upper arms and legs (both sides) for 6 days with no relief - what could this be, what tests should my dr run?

Causes are overuse: Of a muscle, muscle strain or simply holding a position for a prolonged period, dehydration. There may be associated inadequate blood supply, nerve compression, or mineral (potassium, calcium, magnesium) deficiency. Tests might include electrolytes (sodium, potassium, etc), calcium/magnesium levels, iron levels, CK muscle enzyme, aldolase, ALT/AST, thyroid function. Rarely, an EMG (electromyogram) ...Read more

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What do I do for estreme leg, feet and hand muscle cramps? Kept me up all night--still spasaming. Tried diazapam that I have for occasional cramping and drank some tonic water for the quinine and drank gator ade for the electrolights.

What do I do for estreme leg, feet and hand muscle cramps? Kept me up all night--still spasaming. Tried diazapam that I have for occasional cramping and drank some tonic water for the quinine and drank gator ade for the electrolights.

I: I agree with dr. Jaffery. Another consideration would be spinal cord irritation and a neurologic exam would be able to uncover that problem.

Before you visit the neurologist make sure to differentiate between "spasms", cramps, and restless legs.

Spasms respresent a painful and involuntary muscle contraction. It can not be released voluntarily.

A muscle cramp is a sudden intermittent pain of a muscle that may involve involuntary contractions and can be associated with spasms.

Restless legs refers to an uneasiness and restlessness in the legs when at rest. This most commonly occurs after going to bed but can be seen earlier in the evening (anticipation).

Cramps can also be associated with arthritic conditions and cold exposure. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can prediabetic neuropathy cause neck muscle cramp, tingling, heel pain and shooting pain in arm, neck and wrist? Or it's more likely to be sth else?

No,: neuropathic pain has a different character. Nerve impingement is more probable and can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. Someone who is using fluoroscope. ...Read more

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Can prolonged stress cause muscle aches in the body - arms and hands?

Can prolonged stress cause muscle aches in the body - arms and hands?

Prolonged stress?: Stress can cause increased tension in muscles, leading to headaches and muscle soreness. It is not usually localized just to arms and hands, though. That sounds like a more repetitive injury-type thing? I suggest working with your primary care doctor to figure out the cause for this, and get help for it. Be well, . ...Read more

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How to increase muscle mass in the arms, hands, and shoulders?

Strength training: A regular program of strength training can build muscle mass. Get help from an experienced trainer. ...Read more

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Why my arms muscles feel sore? Especially when I grasp my hands

Why my arms muscles feel sore? Especially when I grasp my hands

More Info: Need more information. Forearms or upper arm? Have you been exercising more than usual? Any other symptoms? Any other medical illnesses?, etc. ...Read more

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Saw Dr for severe pain numbness in arms & hands, he said I have muscles spasms use heat and they'll get better. Heat's making it worse. What can I do?

Get another opinion: Your symptoms sound like they are more related to your neck, possibly a pinched nerve or irritation. Could be carpal tunnel or other non-muscular problem. I would get a second opinion or ask for referral to a specialist--like a neurologist. ...Read more

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W and arms? Hat causes muscle spasms inn your biceps, hands osteoarthritius

See Doctor: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. Causes: overuse, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite imbalance and certain diseases. ...Read more

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I'm a landscaper and was realy buisy today and I kept getting cramps in my arms and my hands can u tell me why plz?

I'm a landscaper and was realy buisy today and I kept getting cramps in my arms and my hands can u tell me why plz?

Prob dehydrated: You can easily get dehydrated working outside, even if you don't feel hot. You can lose a lot of water by sweating and even breathing heavy while you're working. You need to drink more than you think you do. Dehydration commonly causes muscle cramps. Drink enough water so that your urine is a light yellow color. ...Read more

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Feel shaky lately. Hands are shaky and have muscle twitches. Small and almost feel like vibration in arms. Vit D is 20. Could that be a cause?

Feel shaky lately. Hands are shaky and have muscle twitches. Small and almost feel like vibration in arms. Vit D is 20. Could that be a cause?

Unlikely: While your vitamin D level is low, it is not a likely cause of your symptoms. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. You may take vitamin D3 supplement, available over the counter.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Weird (muscle?!) pains all over my body, alternating locations mostly hands/arms, but also shinbones etc & sometimes muscle twitches. What to do/test?

Weird (muscle?!) pains all over my body, alternating locations mostly hands/arms, but also shinbones etc & sometimes muscle twitches. What to do/test?

Myalgias/Fasciculat: Are you taking any medications or supplements? Have you recently stopped any antidepressent or anti-anxiety medication? Have you started a recent new or increased exercise program? Might want to see your physician to check your potassium, magnesium, renal function, and creatine phosphokinase or CPK. Any history of fibromyalgia? Your doctor may have to order an EMG /NCV to look at nerve/muscle fx. ...Read more

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What could be causing muscle and joint discomfort both arms, hands, thighs?

What could be causing muscle and joint discomfort both arms, hands, thighs?

Myalgia/arthralgia: Muscle and joint pain can arise from various causes like arthritis, fibromyalgia, connective tissue disorders, medication induced etc. Without any information about you it may be hard to pinpoint the cause. Consider getting complete physical with necessary labs ...Read more

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My hands were shaking I could also feel it in the muscles of my arms. Heart rate was 112 beats per minute. Family has history of hypoglycaemia.?

My hands were shaking I could also feel it in the muscles of my arms. Heart rate was 112 beats per minute. Family has history of hypoglycaemia.?

Hypoglycemia!! Maybe: Hypoglycemia can produce such symptoms. There are many other causes so be careful and talk to a Doctor. You have family Hx of hypoglycemia therefore at increased risk. When do the attacks occur in relation to eating. Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar usually occurs in a fasting state. Does it respond to administration of sugar? ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle (s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more