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Twitching Knee Muscle
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
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
Hmmmm?: Lots of potential causes of calf pain including blood clots, muscle spasms, muscle tears or sprains, popliteal artery entrapment, dehydration, abnormal electrolytes, nerve injuries, exertional compartment syndrome, or even stress fractures. If it doesn't resolve with basic treatment of rest, ice, compression and elevation, you should probably get it checked. ...Read more
Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the knee, bringing your heel towards your hip. Otc anti inflammatory meds can help. See an orhopaedist if you experience snapping or clicking in your hip. ...Read more
Yes: Acutely compressed nerves can result in muscle twitching, muscle spasm and typical painful radiation patterns. This is due to the abnormal signal the nerves are now sending to the muscles which are reacting to its signal. Sometimes this is an involuntary action in which the nerve is reacting like a reflex arc that is on replay. This cycle of nerve signaling needs to be broken to improve this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Annular tear L4/L5 disc. Could that cause aching in leg muscles @ night, intermittent knee weakness, numbness in lateral quad in L leg, sweating fits?
Not usually: Common TMJ symptoms include pain/tenderness in the face, jaw, neck and shoulders, and around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth; clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth; difficulty chewing; face swelling. See your physician for evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001227.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible s/e: In fact, muscle stiffness, abnormal muscle movements are reason for very close medical monitoring while taking antipsychotic medication. Often meds are prescribed to prevent this side effect. Another strategy is to keep the dose as low as possible. If any unusual muscle stiffness, twitching or abnormal (dsykinetic) movements are noticed, be sure to tell prescribing doctor right away. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: See your doctor. Many possibilities. Need examination and blood work. ...Read more
Stretch!: If stiffness is due to muscle tightness/imbalance a good stretching program can be helpful. Be mindful of your posture in both sitting and standing. It could also be due to arthritic changes in the back. If associated with pain, persistent stiffness, do see your doctor. A physical therapist can be helpful in designing a stretching program once you have an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incised retinaculum ankle-fasciotomy. Extensor tendons now subluxing. Knee buckling from feels like muscles on lateral side giving out. Related?
Joint problems: It sounds like you have both knee and ankle problems, and when you have serious enough ankle joint problems, it is not uncommon to cause problems one major joint away - in the knee. If you haven't already had advice from your orthopedist, you need to discuss how stable the knee is since the ankle surgery. Weight-bearing is a good sign of joint instability- I suggest you see your ortho right away ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HAVE MUSCLE STAINS: NECK TO ANKLE ALSO INTO ARM, MAINLY HIP SNAPPING. WOULD TENDON RELEASE SURGERY MAIN THIGH MUSCLES CORRECT WHOLE BODY SIDE STRAIN?
Varies: You would really need a detailed exam to answer that. There are occasions where we can fix one condition and that can lead to improvements in other areas of the body due to compensation. There are other occasions where a person may have two or more conditions and fixing one of them will only lead to improvement on that specific condition. Don't hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more
3 days ago I got a twitching in my right quad muscle near knee. It's constant in rest and really scary.how can I make it stop?What could cause it?
Neurologic or injury:
It needs evaluation of neurologic or injury.
You need to see your physician and maybe neurology ...Read more
My knee has some sort of injury, weird feeling and pain when standing on it. But now my quad has been twitching for about a week. It twitches only when the muscle is relaxed and is on the inner left quad right above my knee injury. It's so annoying?
Injury or neurologic: Can’t say for sure but sometimes when there’s no irritation to the nerve of a muscle it can twitch.Is possible the same process began with the knee and I’ll be all part of the same thing from the knee to the quad. It would be wise to get an evaluation by your physician and possibly see either a neurology or Rheumatology specialist ...Read more
My thigh muscle twitch when resting. I work out and the twitching is above my arthritic knee. What causes this? It only twitches during rest.
Muscle twitching: Muscle twitching occurs when individual fibers of the muscle spontaneously contract. This is common after changes in exercise regimen, changes in blood chemistry, and changes in nerve supply. It is very common when implementing newer exercises or with irregular exercise frequencies. It is also common with changing the resistance in work outs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could there be a connection between the muscle twitching throughout my body and the unilateral leg swelling below the knee? Neurological?
Highly doubt it: You basically outlined the answer and its rationale in your question....Bravo....that's an artistic flare. Something focal vs. something generalized and not only that but we're talking about symptoms that little to nothing in common with each other.....twitching or possibly muscle fasciculations vs. swelling or edema. The question is what is the edema or swelling due to? Trauma, infectious dz? ...Read more
For the past 4 months, I've been having muscle twitching in my arms and legs and knee collapsing. Does this need to be evaluated or can I let it be?
Get it evaluated: That's my opinion. You could get some labs done and a good neuromuscular examination (maybe by a good neurologist) and get appropriate diagnostic testing. You could have a condition known as benign fasciculations but if your knees are collapsing then, you should go in for medical attention. ...Read more
Involuntary muscle spasm/twitching inside of RTthigh/knee. X4 days ago/not constant Slightly painful at times
Fell on ice right onto knee cap Sat ?
I have read that twitching is only a concern if muscle weakness is present. Can pain in knees and other joint pain along with twitching be weakness?
Had a flu shot 8 days ago. Leg muscles are twitching. Legs and knees are painful. Ana shows 1:80 speckled nuclear shape. No issues before shot. What could be happening?
Leg pain after flu s: You may be developing gillian-barre syndrome. See a neurologist immediately. ...Read more
I have had trouble with my muscles twitching in my eyes, elbows, fingers and knees. I get spasms in my calf muscles, toes and hips. Should I worry?
Twitching Muscles: With both upper and lower extremity muscle spasms, you are either training for your sports way too much, or should seek a neurologist to evaluate your nervous system. Dr Rich Blake Try hydrating very well for a week to see what happens. Modify your workouts (cut in half). ...Read more
Right eye & right leg muscle above knee twitching,nausea headache forehead &neck pain, sore &tingling muscles in legs, nausea fatigued, upset stomach ?
Multiple possibles: You have such a wide variety of symptoms that it is difficult to tell what would be the cause. These symptoms are associated with many disease states. You need to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Are muscle twitches everywhere on your body normal a week after both knees being replaced? They vary from constant & light to few very violent
Check your meds: Muscle twitches can be a common, benign finding in certain cases. For example, many students have experienced eyelid twitching from drinking too much coffee. Twitches can be made worse by certain medications, including opioids, which is given for knee surgery. If it's all over the body and not localized to your knees, you can probably just observe for improvement once off meds. ...Read more
Lower back pain on left side with pain radiating down thigh to front of knee.Muscle above knee twitches. Feels better when i lay down.
Check spine: May be from L3 level of the lumbar spine from herniated disc, bulging disc, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. Symptoms include localized pain or pain that travels to the inner thigh anteriorly to middle of the leg. Tingling, numbness or muscle weakness might also be experienced.Mr examination would define etiology of pain. Can see neurologist, neurosurgeon or orthopedic physician. ...Read more
It a right thigh muscle twitch above my knee (going on a week) cause for concern? I have no leg weakness or other symptoms that I know of at all.
Maybe: Persistent muscle twitching can be due to overuse of the muscle, or irritation of the nerve going to that muscle. If there was no unusual activity to provoke it , there may be irritation of the nerves that go to the leg which come from the low back. You may need imaging of the spine. ...Read more
How can I stop visible muscle twitches in both legs? It started in right knee, now in both legs. It looks like alien in here.
Hi I'm a 23 year old girl, I've been having muscle twitches in my right thigh and knee for about a week now only when relaxing could it be als?
I get muscle twitches behind my knee accompanied with discomfort in the back of my leg. I am worried about a blood clot. (22yrs, 5'8", 230lbs)?
I have a knot in back of my right knee the size of a pea that hurts, twitches like a muscle spasm and hurts when I walk. Pain all along leg and rash a?
Right knee: Please have your primary doctor refer you to a specialist to examine your knee and decide what needs to be done. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
Why would both of my calves and feet hurt?At night in bed, or when its cold.Would a blood clot be unusual? Also non painful muscle twitches on knee.
Hard to say: Your symptoms are nonspecific. Restless-leg syndrome consists of: 1) discomfort, pain, tinglies etc in feet, legs, +/- arms at night or worse at night 2) urge to move the limbs, not involuntary but irresistible urge to move 3) inactivity brings it on 4) movement relieves the symptoms at least temporarily. If you have those symptoms, you have rls. It is treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have elevated ESR (50), normal crp, muscles twitches, reduced right knee patellar reflex & sometimes sore calves. What could cause this?
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