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My upper left arm has been twitching for 6 days now, pretty much all day, in the same spot. Should i be worried?

My upper left arm has been twitching for 6 days now, pretty much all day, in the same spot. Should i be worried?

Usually Ok: At your age this is unlikely to be part of a sinister process. Avoid caffeine and see how it goes. If increasing, consider seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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My upper left arm has been twitching for the past couple of days now, it has been in the same spot and just my left arm. What could be wrong?

My upper left arm has been twitching for the past couple of days now, it has been in the same spot and just my left arm. What could be wrong?

Ans: Sounds like a muscle spasm. The muscles may spasm if they are fatigued. Just one side. You may be lifting or using this arm more try resting and heating the area. If this continues see your doctor ...Read more

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My tricep in left arm is twitching, why?

Muscle spasm.: Try stretching the muscle and see if it releives the twitching. You can also apply an ice pack, which may help. ...Read more

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Why is my upper left arm muscle twitching all day?

Why is my upper left arm muscle twitching all day?

See a doctor: Occasional muscle twitching is normal. If your arm is twitching all day this needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What could cause my left arm to be tingling and my left back shoulder to be twitching?

What could cause my left arm to be tingling and my left back shoulder to be twitching?

Your neck: Thank you for the question. There are many potential causes, but among the most common is the irritation of a nerve in the neck. The term "cervical radiculopathy" refers to the pain that can run don the arm into the neck from a nerve irritation in the neck. Uusally a phyxical exam and appropraite imaging studies can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Right below my shoulder on my left arm is something a nerve or something twitching and spazzing out like crazy since this morning. Im 18 and male?

Right below my shoulder on my left arm is something a nerve or something twitching and spazzing out like crazy since this morning. Im 18 and male?

Muscle spasm : Could be caused by working out and overactivity. May benefit from ice alternating with heat to see if this can help to resolve. If it fails to resolve with the addition of anti-inflammatory medication then it should be checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Tingling sensation on my left arm and fingers for the past 3 days, involuntary twitching as well?

Likely not serious: Given the short duration of your symptoms,
it is likely not serious...perhaps related to overexertion, stress, muscle spasm, even sleep disturbance...but if it continues for more than a week or 2...or if it seems to be getting worse..I’d see a board certified orthopedic hand specialist. ...Read more

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Left arm between elbow and wrist keeps twitching. No pain or weakness. Don't get much time for physical exercise. Possible causes ?

Spasms: This could be a muscle spasm due to stress or lack of sleep. We can get these randomly and they can be in the eyelid, or arm, stomach muscles etc. Likely nothing to worry about. If it persists and other muscles have similar, see an MD! ...Read more

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I have had twitching in my left arm (mostly near pinky side under wrist) for about a month. I am concerned about ALS. No weakness or wasting. ?

I have had twitching in my left arm (mostly near pinky side under wrist) for about a month.  I am concerned about ALS. No weakness or wasting. ?

Maybe ulnar nerve: This could be many different things. It could be ulnar nerve compression or neuropathy, it could be in the distribution of the cervical 7, 8 or even the thoracic 1 nerve radiculopathy,. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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My upper left arm muscle below shoulder keeps twitching we're you can see it with your eyes, no pain but really weird ?

My upper left arm muscle below shoulder keeps twitching we're you can see it with your eyes, no pain but really weird ?

Twitching muscle: Muscle twitching is a nonspecific symptom. Typically due to some hyper-excitability of the muscle. Often these have no associated pain. Twitching can occur anywhere on the body or face. Common causes include stress, fatigue, caffeine or nicotine use, or electrolyte or hormonal imbalance. Something to bring to the attention of your doctor. Try to see if relaxing the arm helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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My bicep muscle on my left arm has been "twitching" for the past 48 hours, I don't have any weakness or numbness in the arm. ?

My bicep muscle on my left arm has been "twitching" for the past 48 hours, I don't have any weakness or numbness in the arm. ?

And the question is?: Is it ALS?-- No Is it life threatening?- No Is it going to stop?- They always do at some point How can I make it go away?- Well, sometimes you can and sometimes you can't Should I go to the ER? No, but if it's still there another day and it's bothering you set up an appointment to see your doctor. Some blood work, a quick physical exam and he may be able to give something to slow it down. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 36 and in great health but I' have some annoying twitching in my right and left arm bicep and above left knee. What could cause this?

Hi, I'm 36 and in great health but I' have some annoying twitching in my right and left arm bicep and above left knee. What could cause this?

Low magnesium: can produce muscle twitches. Please see your doc first to rule out other causes. He/she may test your magnesium level if indicated. You can supplement w/magnesium. One good brand is called "Jigsaw magnesium." Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with vertigo. I was lying down and my left arm stated twitching and felt weak. My eyes were also kind of twitchy. What is that?

Was diagnosed with vertigo. I was lying down and my left arm stated twitching and felt weak. My eyes were also kind of twitchy. What is that?

Sounds central: If the world was spinning or felt like moving, this sounds like central vertigo with all of those other symptoms. Would be important to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Lately my left arm elbow been twitching i thibk its a vain I am 32 male 57 145 pounds this a sign of a heart attack or a stroke coming soon?

Lately my left arm elbow been twitching i thibk its a vain I am 32 male 57 145 pounds this a sign of a heart attack or a stroke coming soon?

Not a heart symptom: What you describe is not a symptom of a heart attack or stroke, but sounds like an irritable nerve or muscle. Veins Don't twitch. Have your physician examine you and refer you to an appropriate specialist if he/she deems it advisable. ...Read more

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Having issues with twitching and cramping in left arm for four months. EMG was clean and blood work (extensive) was normal. Any ideas or suggestions?

Having issues with twitching and cramping in left arm for four months. EMG was clean and blood work (extensive) was normal.  Any ideas or suggestions?

Irritated nerve?: Something is irritating the nerves of your arm; it can be inflammation, bone protrusion, mass etc. Have a neurologist evaluate the symptoms and investigate the cause as needed ...Read more

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My left arm is twitching and having spasms in the tricep and bicep part only when I hold my arm up a certain way. It is very painful and when it sore?

My left arm is twitching and having spasms in the tricep and bicep part only when I hold my arm up a certain way. It is very painful and when it sore?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If you do not have weakness in the muscles, do not have fever, have not lost weight, you may watch and wait. ...Read more

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Having painful muscle spasm and twitching in left arm at and below the elbow down into the wrist.

Could be...: Spasms with twitching do tend to suggest some injury or irritation of the nerves to the forearm. If you have any numbness, tingling or other change in sensation and weakness, that clarifies that nerve dysfunction involved. Would suggest you be evaluated if this is persisting as a good history and exam should sort this out for you. ...Read more

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Blacked out eyes open they were not rolling back my left arm was twitching i did not remember i thought i fell asleep i just fell over my friend said?

Blacked out eyes open they were not rolling back my left arm was twitching i did not remember i thought i fell asleep i just fell over my friend  said?

Perhaps a seizure: You may have experienced a focal seizure, and if so, need to confirm and start meds to prevent future episodes. Other medical problems may be causative. See your physician asap, and do not drive a motor vehicle until all is controlled. ...Read more

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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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