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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Jerky Movements

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Sudden jerky movements?

Sudden jerky movements?

May be myoclonus: If the sudden jerks occur in sleep, this may be plms which is like restless legs, if occurs when using arms or legs, intension myoclonus, if spontaneous at rest may be epilepsy, a medication reaction, metabolic derangement. If any of this describes you, get an appointment with a neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Allyson Pizzo-Berkey
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Jerky Movements (Definition)

Jerky movements are a clinical finding in which the body has sudden quick unintentional movements. This may occur due to muscle or nerve disorders, or due to ...Read more


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;t do too well because of their jerky movements because they're young?

;t do too well because of their jerky movements because they're young?

No: No. Jerky movements known as ballistic movements can cause injury in any age. Always aim for slow smooth movements to avoid muscle strains and sprains. ...Read more

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People, particularly men, who lift weights using fast and jerky movements?

People, particularly men, who lift weights using fast and jerky movements?

Ballistic motion: Fast and jerky motion is known as ballistic muscle movements. These movements can cause muscle strains and sprains. Switch to smooth controlled slow movements to help avoid injury. ...Read more

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How dumb are people, particularly men, who lift weights using fast and jerky movements?

How dumb are people, particularly men, who lift weights using fast and jerky movements?

Risk of injury: To use a rapid acceleration when lifting weights puts the muscles and tendons used in the contraction at risk; and if very fierce, even the joint across which the muscle is acting. ...Read more

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Are jerky movements normal for a 1 year old?

Are jerky movements normal for a 1 year old?

Typically not: The jerky movements would need to be observed and several things evaluated by history, physical exam and blood tests. A consultation with a neurologist would be recommended. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are jerky movements normal for a 1 year old?

Please tell me, are jerky movements normal for a 1 year old?

Depends: When children or people in general fall into deep sleep they can have jerky movements. If the child will develop a fever she or he can develop chills. Otherwise you should talk with the child pediatrician about it. ...Read more

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Jerky movements and muscle spasms?

Jerky movements and muscle spasms?

Question is unclear: In general jerky movements indicate an injury in the nervous system. If they are occurring with spasms they may be due to a stable brain injury from birth or infancy, or to an evolving injury to the spinal cord or brain. Certain muscle diseases (genetic) will lead to poor contol and spasm. Some are temperature sensitive. ...Read more

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Jerky movements with sleep apena or seizure?

Jerky movements with sleep apena or seizure?

Can't tell: It would be difficult to say without conducting a full clinical interview and then possibly having to do a full overnight polysomnogram. Please discuss this with your family doctor or sleep physician and they will make arrangements to come up with the proper diagnosis for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Should i be worried that my 6 year old has dark blue gums and moves his head in jerky movements?

Should i be worried that my 6 year old has dark blue gums and moves his head in jerky movements?

Investigate further.: Are they really blue? Or are they lacking the normal coral pink coloration. If so, it may be a sign of lack of oxygen. That could be related to a whole spectrum of systemic problems, and i suppose neurologic ones as well. Check with an md. ...Read more

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