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Doctor insights on: Recurring Muscle Twitch

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What is a muscle twitch?

What is a muscle twitch?

Fibers contracting: The brain sends messages to the muckes (via nerves) to tell the muscle to move. Occasionally, the chemicals that mediate this process allow for a muscle (or part of a muscle) to contract without any planned action. Causes range from nothing at all ( most prople get them occasionally) to fatigue to vitamin/ mineral imbalance. If happening frequently, see your doctor to rule out systemic reason. ...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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Is it normal to get muscle twitching?

Is it normal to get muscle twitching?

Can most times: Usually due to being tired or not getting enough rest.But if it persists or worsens you could be having a metabolic problem such as low potassium, calcium or magnesium. ...Read more

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Can exercising cause muscle twitching?

It could: Whenever you exercise your muscle loose oxygen and produce lactic acid. This does result in cramping of muscles. Electrolyte imbalance cause this so energy drinks do help. However, if you are really concerned follow up with you doctor. ...Read more

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What is it when you have a muscle twitch?

What is it when you have a muscle twitch?

Depends on the type: If your leg or arm jumps you could have restless leg syndrome which is treatable.Other remedies may include more rest or evaluation of your body chemicals such as potassium. ...Read more

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What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

Nerve pressure: Possible causes include pressure on the nerves from muscles or spinal discs. There are neurologic conditions that can cause it as well as metabolic ones. Need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does physical exertion cause muscle twitching?

A twitch is: A muscle contraction, and it can be caused by electrolyte imbalances, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, or acid-base changes brought on by exercise that builds up lactic acid. Rubbing mobilizes products, increases circulation and re-established homeostasis. ...Read more

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What can I do to get help for a muscle twitch?

What can I do to get help for a muscle twitch?

Depends on the type: If your leg or arm jumps you could have restless leg syndrome which is treatable.Other remedies may include more rest or evaluation of your body chemicals such as potassium. ...Read more

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Is it weird to experience muscle twitching after working out?

Is it weird to  experience muscle twitching after working out?

Yes, depends: Exercise can induce eye fatigue if your work outs are strenuous , and can sometimes lead to eye muscle twitching. Eye muscles are small and can be sensitive to increased acid in the blood. They do recover very quickly in most cases. ...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