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Muscle Twitches In Left Arm
The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS . There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...Read more
Pinched nerve: At your age neck pain that runs down the arm with or without spasms and heaviness sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more
Sharp radiating pain in left thigh, muscle spasms in left leg, left leg very restless at times. Left arm strong ache in it with hand tingling. Only 22?
Right shoulder blade muscle knots right shoulder tense muscles in right side of neck tense and a little swollen connected?
Try heat stretching: and then ice till you can see your doctor. ...Read more
What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?
Could be cardiac: Although you are quite young, your symptoms could be consistent with a heart attack or low blood flow to the muscles of the heart. I don't know whether you have any risk factors but with this limited information I would urge you to go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care center to be evaluated immediately. ...Read more
Fasiculations: Fasiculations may be a benign finding but when localized to only one part of your body it might be a sign of nerve damage; you say that you are having arm and neck pain which raises the possibility that you might have irritation of one of cervical (neck) nerve roots. If present, it would also explain why you see Fasiculations. If your signs/symptoms worsen/ persists consider a visit to your MD ...Read more
Muscle vs. nerve: You may have strained a muscle, or the muscle is inflamed from overuse or an inflammatory disorder (though these typically cause more diffuse muscle pain). Numbness is usually due to a (peripheral) nerve problem in the arm itself or at the level of your neck. You would need a neurological examination to determine what testing (if any) is needed further. ...Read more
Muscle weakness x 1: weakness on one side, in one muscle group, could be due to injury or something called radiculopathy. The latter is a pinched nerve root in the lower back. It may also cause pain or numbness. If you have pain, numbness and weakness on one side, in one muscle group, radiculopathy is the likely answer. ...Read more
Tingling in right feet fingers pain in right hand fingers weakness pain in right knee and thigh muscle everything in right side is it MS or ALS?
Statistically?: Neither simply based upon what you've given to us as the subjective symptoms in your case and apparently without any physical or any other type of medical data. You need an examination and appropriate testing based upon exam results. If you don't have a local neurologist to look at you I'd be able to help you. Send me your INBOX questions to www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?
Need exam: Your symptoms suggest cubital tunnel syndrome ( ulnar nerve entrapment @ elbow) but a thorough history and physical exam is required to confirm. Supraspinatus( rotator cuff) injuries can occasionally present as you describe but this would be unusual. Most RC strains or tears cause pain w/ overhead activities, difficulty sleeping on the affected shoulder and/ or weakness... Best of Luck! ...Read more
Trauma related?: Many possibilities.Get a more detailed answer ›
Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.
Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Many patients will have no associated neck pain. These conditions typically resolve with time and conservative treatment. It would be reasonable to watch it for a week or two, and use NSAIDs if needed, before seeing a physician. ...Read more
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
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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