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Carpel tunnel--are symptoms hand tingling and finger spasms?

Carpel tunnel--are symptoms hand tingling and finger spasms?

Yes: Twitching is a possible symptom, though not that common. Most common are tingling in the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger. Night pain is also common. You should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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Neurological symptoms! twitching muscles. Issomething wrong?

Neurological symptoms! twitching muscles. Issomething wrong?

Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by many different conditions, some dangerous and some completely benign, see your doctor to help narrow down causes and determine if any treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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What are finger and hand numbness symptoms of?

What are finger and hand numbness symptoms of?

Most common CTS: Carpal tunnel is common, ulnar nerve or cubital tunnel, neck discs, nerve compression are common issues. ...Read more

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What causes muscle twitching, left hand tingling, and dizziness ?

What causes muscle twitching, left hand tingling, and dizziness ?

See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are these symptoms a sign of? Stomach pain, anxious feeling, muscle tention, shaking hands, muscle twitching, shallow breathing , muscle ache?

What are these symptoms a sign of? Stomach pain, anxious feeling, muscle tention, shaking hands, muscle twitching, shallow breathing , muscle ache?

Anxiety Disorder: I understand your discomfort' the stresses at age 18 of relationships, school, finances, peer pressure, and unresolved feelings with parents, siblings and friends can cause anxiety. Use of alcohol and drugs can make anxiety worse. Please see a therapist for understanding these symptoms, to deal with stresses, and treatment including therapy, relaxation, meditation, exercise, and medication. ...Read more

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Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?

Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?

Think rheumatic dz: Definitely confusing! Nontraumatic IP joint swelling, especially in the thumb, brings to mind rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A common complication of RA is costochondritis which affects the rib joints (chest pain) & a variant called Caplan's Syndrome leads to lung nodules. Other autoimmune diseases may mimic RA (lupus?) but testing by a Rheumatologist may sort things out for u. Good Luck! Thanx 4 ur Q ...Read more

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Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Fasiculations: Fasiculations may be a benign finding but when localized to only one part of your body it might be a sign of nerve damage; you say that you are having arm and neck pain which raises the possibility that you might have irritation of one of cervical (neck) nerve roots. If present, it would also explain why you see Fasiculations. If your signs/symptoms worsen/ persists consider a visit to your MD ...Read more

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What could hand numbness and elbow pain be symptoms of?

What could hand numbness and elbow pain be symptoms of?

Be seen: I would certainly be seen. There are multiple potential causes. Probably the two most common causes are a pinched nerve in the neck or a peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. Thank you. ...Read more

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Are tingling fingers a symptom of something? Especially index fingers.

Are tingling fingers a symptom of something? Especially index fingers.

Maybe CTS: You may have nerve compression at wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome, but tingling can be due to hyperventilation also, and may be seen as a side effect of many medications (topamax). So, if persistent and bothersome, please see your doc and get examined. ...Read more

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What neurological problems cause wrist tenderness when rubbed, but not gripped hand weakness and shaking? Carpal tunnel has been ruled out.

What neurological problems cause wrist tenderness when rubbed, but not gripped hand weakness and shaking? Carpal tunnel has been ruled out.

Tendinitis?: Because you have wrist tenderness does not mean that you have a neurological problem specially if cts have been rule out.They are many other conditions that can give you wrist pain specially tendinitis or synovitis. ...Read more

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Als fear.muscles twitching randomly including eyelid.feel like arm is weak.thumb feels weird.normal neuro exam.als?scheduled for emg .

Als fear.muscles twitching randomly including eyelid.feel like arm is weak.thumb feels weird.normal neuro exam.als?scheduled for emg .

Good test: The nerve conduction test will give you the answer. muscles twitching randomly is common in normal folks, however it can also be an early sign of ALS. The EMG will be very helpful. I routinely have muscle twitching for decades and am healthy. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (worst ever), finger numbness and arm weakness. The following also describe me: Numbness or tingling, Finger tingling, ...

I am experiencing  headache (worst ever), finger numbness and arm weakness. The following also describe me: Numbness or tingling, Finger tingling, ...

Worst ever headache: Anytime someone complains of their "worst ever headache" it requires an evaluation in the emergency room. There are many reasons that someone can have headaches, but some of them can be very severe. Go right away. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Possibly: Hand numbness, more so than wristnumbness, can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. So can pain in the digits of the hand. Predominately the symptoms are felt in the first three digits of your hand. Electro diagnostic testing may help determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or something else. ...Read more

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Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Unlikely HIV: These aren't common ways for ARS. The could be uncommon causes of end-stage HIV but even then it's not common to see just these symptoms. Muscle twitches and atrophy and according weakness of the affected side could be due to early age polio, impinged nerve in the spine or other nerve disease. It wouldn't normally occur bilaterally so I am guessing you mean just one side. ...Read more

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Right Index finger and right eye lid twitching. Leg cramps, neck pain, headache on temples. Vertigo.

Right Index finger  and right eye lid twitching. Leg cramps, neck pain, headache on temples. Vertigo.

Sounds systemic: There are too many problems to be isolated to 1 specific part of the body. I am not sure of what medications you are taking or what other medical conditions you have, but given your age I suspect that you have an electrolyte imbalance that is causing this cascade of problems. It could point to something serious. Get to an urgent care center or ER to get your electrolytes checked & other tests. GL! ...Read more