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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Jerky Arm Movements

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Are jerky arm movements signs of multiple sclerosis?

Are jerky arm movements signs of multiple sclerosis?

Nonspecific: Jerky arm movements could be a sign of cerebellar ataxia, but could also represent a variety of tremors, chorea, myoclonus, and even focal seizure activity. Sure, some pts might have ms, but others might have essential tremor, parkinson's, huntington's, brain tumors or bleeds, etc. An expert neurologist can sort all of this out and pinpoint the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Jerky Arm Movements (Definition)

Jerky arm movements are a clinical finding in which the arms moves in a jerky fashion. This may occur due to muscle or nerve disorders, or due to ...Read more


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What could it be if you a pain in right arm with limited movement ?

What could it be if you a pain in right arm with limited movement ?

Frozen shoulder?: Medically known as bursitis of the shoulder can cause significant pain and reduced range of motion, especially reducing the ability to raise the arm above the shoulder level etc....Often, bursitis occurs without obvious trauma. So, check with your doctor who can perform some simple maneuvers to determine the problem you may have... ...Read more

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My autistic son has odd arm movements. Is there anyway to stop this?

My autistic son has odd arm movements. Is there anyway to stop this?

Possibly: It sounds like you are describing stimming behavior or stereotypic movements or even a tic. They can be sensory seeking in nature, related to ocd or some other biomedical problem such as post infectious. The movements should be observed and evaluated by your son's provider. ...Read more

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When using Fitbit and counting steps, does it go off of arm movements?

Accelerometer: I first learned of this device at a conference last summer. I have used myself and recommended for many of my patients. It nicely gives you on line updates and links to apps on your phone like myfitnesspal. It is based on a technology called an accelerometer, which measures your acceleration through space. You can't fool it by swinging your arms or shaking it in your hand. ...Read more

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When I rotate my left arm in a circular movement it clicks, what is it?

Not sure..,?crepitus: With out an examination and maybe some diagnostic testing like an x-ray to start, I am not sure what the clicking is due to . Crepitus is a medical term to describe the grating, crackling or popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints or a crackling sensation due to the presence of air in the subcutaneous tissue. ...Read more