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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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My 2 week old sons leg shakes for few seconds and then stops?

My 2 week old sons leg shakes for few seconds and then stops?

Sounds normal: In early infancy a baby has little control of their limbs. They can control head movement side to side & sucking & head lift, but there are many random reflexive movements early on in their limbs. By 4 months most can grasp & let go with hands but leg control will come later. This is not a seizure and not a sign of other bad stuff. Enjoy your baby & get ready for more confusing events to come. ...Read more

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One leg shakes a little more than other naturally, is there any reason for this?

Depends: Do you live on a fault as in san francisco? If you do, then try sitting backwards and see if then the other leg shakes more. Otherwise, it's probably nothing but if it seems to worsen or become more obvious, talk to you doctor. ...Read more

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My right leg shakes, when I like lean on it or stand on it. I'm only 14... What does that mean...

My right leg shakes, when I like lean on it or stand on it. I'm only 14... What does that mean...

Not clear: Only the right leg? How are your reflexes in that leg? Any other symptoms? I would see your doctor to rule out hyper-reflexia or clonus which may relate to spinal concerns. Please see your doctor for an evaluation and further management. ...Read more

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My leg shakes uncontrollably all the time & I can't figure out why? What may be the cause of this?

My leg shakes uncontrollably all the time & I can't figure out why? What may be the cause of this?

Restless legs?: It could be restless leg syndrome, worth it to see your doctor and have a discussion about causes and treatments.
https://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Restless-Legs-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet ...Read more

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Why is it when I put pressure on the front"balls" of my foot my leg shakes uncontrollably? Happens to me with the slightest pressure

Why is it when I put pressure on the front"balls" of my foot my leg shakes uncontrollably? Happens to me with the slightest pressure

Position and balance: It could be due to your sense of foot position and balance. This is a sensation that is picked up by a special nerve called a "proprioceptor" this could be from neurological or musculoskeletal origin. Such a thing could also be due to tight muscle groups in the leg. If this seems to be getting worse or is causing you pain, you should have this evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Leg shakes when heel is raised. Is this a kinetic tremor or clonus?

Leg shakes when heel is raised. Is this a kinetic tremor or clonus?

More likely clonus: A kinetic tremor refers to a tremor present during activity and usually signifies cerebellar dysfunction. If that were so then one would expect similar complaints from the corresponding arm.

Clonus refers to an increase in tone in the affected limb causing rhythmic flexion and extension at the ankle although it can occur less commonly at the knee. A good h&p can sort out the difference. ...Read more

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My left leg shakes/tremors when the heel is raised. Why is that? What can I do to stop it?

My left leg shakes/tremors when the heel is raised. Why is that? What can I do to stop it?

Ankle clonus: If you have no weakness in the leg, this is likely a normal finding due to increased muscle tone in someone your age. It can sometimes be a side effect of medications like stimulants or anti-depressants, too. If you do have weakness in the leg you should be evaluated by your GP. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My left leg shakes when I do squats on one leg. My right leg does not. Is this a sign of clinical weakness in the left leg?

My left leg shakes when I do squats on one leg. My right leg does not. Is this a sign of clinical weakness in the left leg?

Dominance: You are probably just noticing that one leg is "dominant." This means that you likely use your right leg a bit more than your right... and it is probably a bit stronger, yes. Just keep training, and you will even them out. ...Read more

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My right knee keeps locking and popping out of place since I was tackled in football it feels like it is grinding and when I walk my right leg shakes?

My right knee keeps locking and popping out of place since I was tackled in football it feels like it is grinding and when I walk my right leg shakes?

Ligament injury: The association of popping and lack of stability is often common in football injuries. The possibilities could be tears of the ligaments within the knee. Most common injuries including tear (full or partial) of the anterior cruciate ligament (acl), medial cruciate ligamant (mcl) or of the meniscus. The grinding often is due to retained torn tissue within the joint space. Recommend an mri. ...Read more

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My leg shakes uncontrollably when I lean on the balls of my feet or toes. I’m also struggling with precise movements in my hands.?

My leg shakes uncontrollably when I lean on the balls of my feet or toes. I’m also struggling with precise movements in my hands.?

Doctor Visit: You need to see a doctor or specialist called a neurologist. There are many different neurologic problems that can be causing the symptoms. Start with your primary care doctor. The results of the exam and labs will help diagnose your condition so treatment can get you better. ...Read more

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Eeg cat scan mri all came back ok but my tremors have gotten worse I cannot walk my L leg shakes bad when I try walk when I put it on the ground?

Eeg cat scan mri all came back ok but my tremors have gotten worse I cannot walk my L leg shakes bad when I try walk when I put it on the ground?

Other possibilities: Ask your doctor about other neurological diseases that can cause tremors and weakness and are not necessarily diagnosed by the tests you had done. Myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cerebellar ataxia are some examples ...Read more

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Shaking in my hands, sometimes when I sit or stand my leg shakes, my tongue feels like it sticking out when I talk, my heart pounds hard all over?

Shaking in my hands, sometimes when I sit or stand my leg shakes, my tongue feels like it sticking out when I talk, my heart pounds hard all over?

Evaluation: I would suggest you go see your physician for a an evaluation with exam, bloodwork, and to discuss if you are having feelings of anxiety as well. ...Read more

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Heart pounding all over, hand shakes, left hand finger twitch, when I talk feels like my tongue sticks out, leg shakes when standing?

Heart pounding all over, hand shakes, left hand finger twitch, when I talk feels like my tongue sticks out, leg shakes when standing?

Need more history: Are these symptoms recent? How did they start? Do you have any reason to be under stress? You can benefit from a visit to an urgent care or a live consult. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my baby shakes his leg in his sleep?

Should I be worried if my baby shakes his leg in his sleep?

Shakes: You didn't mention his age. If no other symptoms except shaking of legs during sleep only, not to worry much. Anemia can be one of the causes. Make sure temp. In the room is not too high (in winter- keep 70 f day, 68 f night). Toddlers can have growing pain causing leg movements with sleep disturbance. Talk to his pediatrician during next visit, he might check hemoglobin after an exam. ...Read more

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My 5 month old baby every day shakes twitches arms legs for 5 secs or so. She is not in discomfort this started a month ago. Is this natural?

Seizures: Shaking and twitching are signs of a seizure which should be rulled out by a neurologist rpobably by doing an eeg. There maybe other physical signs that an examination may divulge. ...Read more

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My newborn has leg tremors?

My newborn has leg tremors?

Other causes: Some newborns may have changes in their metabolism eg glucose level which may contribute or cause this symptom. I would recommend having this evaluated as soon as possible. It may be normal, but the seizures in newborn infants may present very subtly. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more