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My right arm keeps twitching between my bicep and tricep. What is the likely cause and treatment? 

My right arm keeps twitching between my bicep and tricep. What is the likely cause and treatment? 

Fasciculation: Most of the time a muscle "twitch" (or fasciculation) is totally normal. However, it can be a sign of nerve disease (lower motor neuron disease). If there was a nerve disease, i would also expect to have some evidence of sensory or strength loss on exam (and in the patient's list of complaints). Additionally i would expect reflexes to be reduced or absent. Without these, it is probably normal. ...Read more

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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

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Lower right arm keeps twitching, should I be concerned?

Lower right arm keeps twitching, should I be concerned?

See your doctor: It is worth a medical evaluation, your doctor may send you for a neurological evaluation or emg/ncs. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching all over body. It started in my upper right arm now its off and on all over my body for over 24 hours.

Can occur all over: Muscle twitching can be from dehydration or problems in electrolytes. Cramps can also occur with this. Muscles can be affected by changing levels of sodium and potassium as well as thyroid issues. Sustained twitches are unusual as most are transient in nature. Benign muscle twitches tend to occur all over the body. ...Read more

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25 yo man.Healthy. Just started to have muscle twitching in my right arm last 24hrs. Comes&goes. No pain.Why? What to do? Already got nerve issues.

25 yo man.Healthy. Just started to have muscle twitching in my right arm last 24hrs. Comes&goes. No pain.Why? What to do? Already got nerve issues.

Vitamin D/Calcium: Can be many reasons for this, but often due to inadequate calcium and vitamin d in your diet. Hydration can also play a role if you are working out and not replenshing your fluids and electrolytes. I would start with 600 mg of calcium and 3-4000 units of vitamin d a day and see if that helps. ...Read more

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My arm keeps twitching and it hurts. Its constantly happening. What should I do?

My arm keeps twitching and it hurts. Its constantly happening. What should I do?

A couple of choices: You could see a doctor about it; or, you could try the old Australian bush remedy of applying a Vegemite poultice and singing The Court of King Caractacus whilst standing at the top of Ayers Rock at midnight of a new moon. If you opt for the second, let us know if it works. ...Read more

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My arm keeps twitching, what could be wrong?

My arm keeps twitching, what could be wrong?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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My upper arm keeps twitching and pulsing it started today today what's wrong?

My upper arm keeps twitching and pulsing it started today today what's wrong?

Hmmmm: Tremors and abnormal motions of your arm such as hemiballismus can be from a neurological condition. They can be associated brain lesions or tumors. I would suggest you see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why is my upper left arm muscle twitching all day?

Why is my upper left arm muscle twitching all day?

See a doctor: Occasional muscle twitching is normal. If your arm is twitching all day this needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Whats the cause of muscle twitching very often during the day for the last 4 days in my left upper arm?

Whats the cause of muscle twitching very often during the day for the last 4 days in my left upper arm?

It depends: Involuntary muscle twitching can be caused by electrolyte imbalances (low potassium, for example); overuse (fatigue), some neurological conditions (writer's cramp among other things) dehydration, and even some medications or discontinuation of medication. If it continues and is a concern see your pcp for a more thorough history and examination. ...Read more

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Ive had stabbing pain in the front of my upper arm for 5 days now, it started as a kink in my neck and I noticed muscle twitching several times a day.

Ive had stabbing pain in the front of my upper arm for 5 days now, it started as a kink in my neck and I noticed muscle twitching several times a day.

See ortho : You should visit an orthopaedic surgeon. You need a full physical exam and some imaging to diagnose the problem. The brachial plexus exits the cervical spine and controls the muscles and sensation of our upper extremity. A herniated disc or bone spur pinched nerve produce symptoms in shoulder or shooting down the arm. Several other injuries or conditions can cause your pain. See MD right away. ...Read more

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