Top
10
Doctor insights on: Muscle Twitching Mean Als

Share
1

1
24m worried bout ALS muscle twitching all over body nothing really feels any weaker than norm just really worried about this awful disease?

24m worried bout ALS muscle twitching all over body nothing really feels any weaker than norm just really worried about this awful disease?

ALS: I would have it evaluated then. Put your mind at ease. See a neurologist or physiatrist and get a good evaluation and possibly an electrodiagnostic study. Twitching in muscle is common and usually benign. ...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


3

3
For the past couple months I have noticed random muscle twitching. Lasts 2-3 seconds. No weakness. 34 yr old female. Chance of ALS?

Muscle twitch: Many causes of muscle twitches , ALS is not likely to be the cause of them . If they persist or increase in frequency or length of time , u should be checked. ...Read more

4

4
Intermittent random muscle twitching that jumps around . Without weakness is this most likely benign and not ALS?

Intermittent random muscle twitching that jumps around . Without weakness is this most likely benign and not ALS?

Usually benign: Fasciculations does not = ALS. They are more likely a symptom of excess caffeine, lack of sleep, anxiety, stress, etc. Diagnosis for ALS does include fasciculations in the criteria, but only one part of it, and must be accompanied by weakness in the same limb. Twitching as related to ALS indicates dying muscle and therefore weakness which does not come and go. See a Neurologist for eval if needed. ...Read more

5

5
Can MS or ALS cause muscle twitching and headaches?

Can MS or ALS cause muscle twitching and headaches?

Yes: Either condition can cause these symptoms but there are also many less serious medical conditions that can cause them. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Began this week - intense bilateral nonstop muscle twitching in feet/calves. No weakness. Does a bilateral onset suggest something other than ALS?

Several possibilitie: Unless someone, a doctor, told you that you have ALS, I don't think that is the first thing to come to mind. Electrolyte abnormalities (K, Ca, Mg) should be checked, along with thyroid function. Certain medications and illicit drugs can be a major factor. I suggest you consult with your family doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

8

8
Sometimes when using my hands they cramp up. What's the chance of this being ALS? 35 yr female? Have some muscle twitching all over random. Please adv

Fairly unlikely: ALS is possible, but not real common. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a much more common cause of what you are describing. I would not hesitate to be evaluated for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

9

9
Can ALS have sudden onset within 3 weeks? 35 yr old female. Started hand aches, now right forearm tightness. Muscle twitching random. Scared

Hand symptoms : There are many potential reasons for hand and forearm symptoms such as those you're describing, so there is no reason to jump to the conclusion that you have ALS. If your symptoms are persistent, you should see your doctor for a physical exam, to determine the cause of your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

10

10
I have muscle twitching all over my body, buzzing and tingling, muscle pain (no cramps), tendon pain, no weakness. It is 18 months. Can still be als?

ALS: Als is a disease of the Alpha motor neuron and is a motor only disease. This means it affects the way muscles work. It can cause twitching in muscles. Buzzing and tingling is inconsistent with als. Consider seeing your primary care provider and possibly a neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Bowers
526 doctors shared insights

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Definition)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disorder of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that play a role in controlling voluntary muscle movement. While few cases may be due to a genetic defect, the cause is usually unknown. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, muscle ...Read more


Dr. Donald McCarren
253 doctors shared insights

Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is a symptom where a person has involuntary contractions of one ...Read more