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My calf muscles twitch and spasms more and more lately. Concerns?

My calf muscles twitch and spasms more and more lately.  Concerns?

Claudication: Depending on what you mean by spasms this could be a serious condition. Pain in the calves can be do to what we call claudivcation. There are 2 main types, vascular and neurogenic. Depending on your age and other medical problems either is possible. If you are an athlete both are unlikely. Other causes of calf spasm could be electrolyte imbalance and or taking medications for high cholesterol. ...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 calf muscle twitching and a high pulse?

What causes calf muscle twitching and a high pulse?

2 things: Not a usual combination. My answer is specualtive (beware). High catecholamine levels (or caffeine, cocaine, amphetamine or other stimulants) can cause this or they may be totally unrelated. ...Read more

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I know have muscle twitching in my right calf muscle 24/7. I can see it twitching, coincides with the twitching on the sides of my head mri,emg norm?

I know have muscle twitching in my right calf muscle 24/7. I can see it twitching, coincides with the twitching on the sides of my head  mri,emg norm?

Twitching in leg: correlates with twitching in scalp. Could this be a blood vessel pulsating? If it is, and periodically irregular, you may have heart rhythm issues. Has your doctor actually seen the twitching? I'm curious what part of the body was studied with MRI if the EMG was negative ? How did the echocardiogram turn out? Have you had a cardiac holter monitor ? ...Read more

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Why do my muscles twitch in my calf?

Why do my muscles twitch in my calf?

Minerals and water: Your muscle twitching is most likely due to dehydration from not drinking enough water and /or you are not getting enough magnesium and potassium in your diet. You should try to drink enough water each day to keep your urine pale yellow to clear all day. You need to increase the your fruit and vegeatble intake to 5-7 sevings per day to get enough magnesium and potassium. We are what we eat. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old male with muscle twitching all over my body. Sometimes my shoulder and back get sore. Also, right calf weakness but i am able to walk?

I am 24 year old male with muscle twitching all over my body. Sometimes my shoulder and back get sore. Also, right calf weakness but i am able to walk?

See a neurologist: This could be something simple like nerves and anxiety or a very serious neurologic disease. Please see a neurologist and get checked. ...Read more

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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?

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?

If the disuse: Is secondary to cast you may have nerve damage from the cast. I would recommend physical therapy. You must get that foot and leg moving. You may want to get a baseline EMG/NCV study and of course follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing small muscle twitching on the right side of my body. Under my eye, my calf, my hand and my fingers. Is this something serious?

I've been experiencing small muscle twitching on the right side of my body. Under my eye, my calf, my hand and my fingers. Is this something serious?

Most likely nothing: But pay attention to see if there are any other symptoms. This could be early signs of serious things like ms, but you are mostly likely too young to see this. More than likely it is dehydration and a magnesium deficiency. Try hydrating well, take some over the counter, low dose magnesium and see if these subside. If not, ask your primary care doc. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What to do if the right leg muscle twitching/spasm?

What to do if the right leg muscle twitching/spasm?

Right leg spasm: Apply ice to your low back for thirty minutes while laying face up. if symptoms subside then you seem to have a right sided lumbo sacral radiculopathy. compression of a nerve root in your low back. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

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