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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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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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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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Im 31 weeks preg. I have painful small lumps all over including my breasts. I've had lots of muscle twitching and spasming everywhere, esp. My face. Gp thinks lumps are lipomas. But they hurt. Help.?

Im 31 weeks preg. I have painful small lumps all over including my breasts. I've had lots of muscle twitching and spasming everywhere, esp. My face. Gp thinks lumps are lipomas. But they hurt. Help.?

Well: Sleeping well? Previous hx of pain with stress? Ever been treated for anxiety/ depression? It could be the skin but ur gp would have gotten that. It could be anxiety/ muscle spasms with a subsequent feedback loop. Getting caught in a neurologic chain reaction. Consider Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mg with Clonazepam 2 mg night, 1 mg in day, 1wk day dose, avoid fetal w/d, mass gen women psych site, apol if incorre. ...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

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How can I stop the muscle twitching in my leg?

How can I stop the muscle twitching in my leg?

Muscle twitching: Your electrolytes should be drawn along with thyroid function tests. An MRI of your lumbar spine should be ordered to evaluate for possible disc disease, along with emg; MRI of your brain may also be warranted. ...Read more

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Correlation muscle twitching throughout body developed 6 years ago, followed by low extrem tightness months later to unilateral low leg swelling 2013?

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

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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)?

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

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Could there be a connection between the muscle twitching throughout my body and the unilateral leg swelling below the knee? Neurological?

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

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Any ideas on what can muscle twitching and some jerking on leg and body , had on and off weakness and left hand leg ,no diagnosis just ideas?Plz 22/m/latino

Any ideas on what can muscle twitching and some jerking on leg and body , had on and off weakness and left hand leg  ,no diagnosis just ideas?Plz 22/m/latino

Neurologist: There is no way to answer this on the internet. The list of potential causes is long and a neurologist evaluation with possible nerve conduction study may be in order to help find the cause. ...Read more

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Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

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

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Muscle twitching arms &legs under rib cage, even butt sometimes; don't hurt ; could this be stress? Cant keep l leg still either feel need to move it

Muscle twitching arms &legs under rib cage, even butt sometimes; don't hurt ; could this be stress? Cant keep l leg still either feel need to move it

Muscle twitching: Painless twitching can be benign, sometimes happens with magnesium deficiency or problems with calcium but there are certain types of twitching that warrant a good neurological exam to sort out. Many things can be blamed on stress but usually better to look for more worrisome answer before assuming that. ...Read more

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Leg, hip & groin pain for 2 mths, mostly at rest. muscle twitching , burning and tingling . all the way to foot on rt side. nothing helps.??

Leg, hip & groin pain for 2 mths, mostly at rest.  muscle twitching , burning and tingling . all the way to foot on rt side.  nothing helps.??

Sorry: A full review of your back , circulation , nerves needs to be conducted. Seeing your doctor who manages your testing will give you the most information. If pain is persistent and unrelenting seeing an Emergency Room doctor would be prudent. ...Read more

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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

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