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Newborn Baby Leg Shakes
I have a 2 month old baby and when I stand him up on my lap only one leg shakes really bad? Is this something I should be worried about?
Too Soon: Nope. This just is a physical sign to tell you that your baby's leg muscles are in no way ready to bear weight. ...Read more
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
I'm only 16, when I stand my leg shakes and it also happens when im sitting sometimes. My hands also shake a lot, what's wrong with me? Should I go get
When I am sitting & my feet are flat on the floor, I get on the ball of my feet slightly & my leg shakes and when I put my feet flat on floor it stops?
More dancing: Yep! Walking, biking, dancing will strenghten lower leg and foot muscles- also: foot massages- tell your man! ...Read more
My leg shakes uncontrollably all the time & I can't figure out why? What may be the cause of this?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Heart pounding all over, hand shakes, left hand finger twitch, when I talk feels like my tongue sticks out, leg shakes when standing?
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
My 7yr old son shakes one leg uncontrollably when stretching everyday since baby age. Should I be worried? He had seizures from 2mo old to 2yrs.
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers