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What can you do to stop a twitching muscle?

What can you do to stop a twitching muscle?

Muscle twitch: Stay hydrated, do stretching exercises of the affected muscles, and make sure you are eating a balanced diet that helps maintain the body's levels of electrolytes and vitamins. Sometimes muscle relaxer medications can help but this would be for severe cases. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


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How do I get rid of a twitching muscle?

How do I get rid of a twitching muscle?

Eliminate causes: Cut back on caffiene, get more sleep, look at recently prescribed medications like steroids or diuretics. Work on any life stressors you can change. Other twitches may be from nerve disease like: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als), muscle weakness & deterioration (spinal muscular atrophy), or muscle fibers become damaged (muscular dystrophy). So if twitches persist, you should get checked out. ...Read more

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Visibly twitching muscle on inside left calf, looks like the skin is bouncing up and down when it's going, what could be happening?

Visibly twitching muscle on inside left calf, looks like the skin is bouncing up and down when it's going, what could be happening?

Muscle fasciculation: Often due to fatigue. Have you been exerting yourself? Traveling? Any drugs or meds? Sleep disturbance? Sometimes due to nerve problem. If it persists after a night's sleep, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why would I have a twitching/muscle contraction in the inside arch of my foot, usually in the evening?

If the intrinsic: Muscles are being overworked or utilized differently this can occur. Vitamin deficiencies amy cause this as well.
what type of arch do you have when standing? Is it flat or high? ...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?

Please spell out: ARS. I know what ARV therapy stands for, but not ARS. Anti-retroviral side effects? If you do mean ART, please specify which ARV's you're referring to. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I have twitching / muscle spasm on nose bridge, little right side and I have this for more than a month, some days its severe, help me?

? Spasm of eye: This sounds a bit like fatigue symptom of eye muscle which will cause twitching. It will be worse with fatigue or stress. Any eye symptoms noted? Could also be ocular migraine. If persists should see your pcp. ...Read more

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I have had a bad head ache all day now I am having a twitching muscle feeling in my head above my right ear and right side of my abdomen a little?

I have had a bad head ache all day now I am having a twitching muscle feeling in my head above my right ear and right side of my abdomen a little?

EpisodicTension Type: Headache. More muscle tenderness has been found in patients with episodic TTH than in non-headache controls. However, it is not unusual for patients with TTH to experience twitching muscle in peripheral areas.
Drink plenty of fluids, good rest and NSAIDs for pain control will ameliorate the condition. If concerned see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pcos, but I am feeling flutters in my uterus almost like twitching muscle, I am 3 months since last cycle, could I be experiencing ovulation?

I have pcos, but I am feeling flutters in my uterus almost like twitching muscle, I am 3 months since last cycle, could I be experiencing ovulation?

Not sure if you: Have ovulation, since there is not enough information about where you are with your treatment regimen, whether you are new PCOS and if you have had ovulation before. PCOS is really a complicated disease and please give more information so we can help. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Could I have als? Tingling in feet and fingers, dizzy, some weakness in legs and arms, vision change, twitching, muscle sore, tremors. 17 years old

Could I have als? Tingling in feet and fingers, dizzy, some weakness in legs and arms, vision change, twitching, muscle sore, tremors. 17 years old

Age 17?: As a minor we cannot answer specific medical questions for you unless you can demonstrate parental permission as that would constitute unauthorized treatment of a minor. Please have your parents/guardian sign up for a FREE HealthTap account. Then, they can ask or even get a consult with any HealthTap doctor on your behalf & ask all the questions they'd like & the folks watching us will be happy. ...Read more

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What should someone do to build up fast twitch muscle fibre for guitar?

What should someone do to build up fast twitch muscle fibre for guitar?

Neuromuscular: Practice. In order to get the guitar playing mastered, repetition is the best exercise. Need warm up exercises with proper stretching of fingers, wrist and forearm muscles. Rest periods and gradual increment in time of practice is advised. First try to dominate the proper cords or melody with a slow tempo, then increase tempo gradually. If you are loosing skills or dexterity check with your md. ...Read more

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Has it been shown that there are any workouts that build fast-twitch muscle?

Has it been shown that there are any workouts that build fast-twitch muscle?

Plyometric exercises: Plyometric exercises are exercises based on exerting the maximal force in as a short period of time as possible. The goal is increasing speed and power. The exercise goal is to move a muscle in extension to maximal contraction as fast as possible. The program should be supervised especially if the athlete is unfamiliar with the technique because when performed with poor technique, injury can occur. ...Read more

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How can I most effectively build fast twitch muscle fibers?

How can I most effectively build fast twitch muscle fibers?

Strength Training: Low rep, high resistance strength training will build more type I fast twitch fibers. These types of muscle fibers will be very effective for activities requiring bursts of power. ...Read more

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Does working out increase the size or the amount of muscle fibers? Also, is there a way to increase the actual number of fast twitch muscle fibers?

Does working out increase the size or the amount of muscle fibers? Also, is there a way to increase the actual number of fast twitch muscle fibers?

Muscle strengthening: We are born with fixed amount if muscle. Exercise increases the fiber size, but does. It add more fibers per se. Focused strengthening will reduce fat in muscle and improve the efficiency of contractions. I question if the fiber mix will change but there will significant improvement in performance like, this, so result will be the same. PT or exercise trainers can assist here. ...Read more

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Would taking supplements for mitochondria help slow twitch muscle fibers, and what do fast twitch fibers have to be able to work without mitochondria?

Would taking supplements for mitochondria help slow twitch muscle fibers, and what do fast twitch fibers have to be able to work without mitochondria?

For mitochondria?: Please repost your question & include which supplements you mean, how they are supposed to work to "help mitochondria, " why you think your mitochondria need a supplement, and what you expect to achieve with supplements. This sounds as bogus as a $3 bill. You have to be a skeptic about these things. If you're not a skeptic, you'll be a sucker. ...Read more

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For the last 5 days I gave had an on and off twitch / muscle spasm just below my ribs cage bilaterally in the same area. This spasm is not painful at?

For the last 5 days I gave had an on and off twitch / muscle spasm just below my ribs cage bilaterally in the same area. This spasm is not painful at?

Alarm signs to check: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also, what testing have you had? ...Read more

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Can you tell me if any of this was the reason, beyond being a "slow-twitch" muscle guy. Maybe my feet or my leg is off and doesn't hit the ground right?

Can you tell me if any of this was the reason, beyond being a "slow-twitch" muscle guy. Maybe my feet or my leg is off and doesn't hit the ground right?

Feet/Legs: Your question is not fully formed. If one limb is shorter than the other, or if you are having some sort of muscle spasm or undiagnosed musculoskeletal disease, you may feel one leg is 'off.' But I think you should have this checked out by a physician ...Read more

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What can cause pain in my elbow feels like when u hit funny bone- but been there for a few days- makes my upper arm twitch, muscle knots in back too?

What can cause pain in my elbow feels like when u hit funny bone- but been there for a few days- makes my upper arm twitch, muscle knots in back too?

Nerve symptoms: Several conditions that effect peripheral nerve function (entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) or cervical radiculopathy - more likely the latter if you also have twitching in forearm more than hand and knots in the back. Sometimes anatomical entrapment at the thoracic outlet (where nerves and vessels leave the chest/neck to the arm can cause those symptoms too). ...Read more

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What are some causes of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

What are some causes of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Electrolyte imbalanc: Among other things, an electrolyte imbalance caused by dehydration or other conditions resulting in alteration of the cellular environment can cause muscle twitching. Of course exertion and stress can also. ...Read more

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Which may be the cause of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Which may be the cause of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Muscle twitch, aches: Painless twitching can be worrisome but if associated with aches, it suggests an actual problem with muscles or nerves. Simple things to try include assessing your electrolytes with calcium (labs) and red blood cell magnesium level. Can try oral magnesium before that (mag malate 400-600 mg per day, watching for diarrhea as indicates too much). ...Read more

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TCan HGH cause twitching or muscle spasms while sleeping?

TCan HGH cause twitching or muscle spasms while sleeping?

No: Is this GH that you are taking or an adult man or a teenager or a younger child is taking? GH does not cause twitching or muscle spasms but I worry that the person taking it is doing it to build muscle and it is not approved for that. ...Read more

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Does, HIV cause muscle twitching or muscle spasm. Lately my muscle twitch but only wen im up. It haven't started until I've been stressing.?

HIV: As a general rule, HIV itself does not produce central nervous system symptoms or peripheral neuritis or myositis, but if you have profound immune suppression the myriad of infections and tumors which occur can produce nearly anything. Doubt this is hiv, but if you are worried about being infected, please go get tested. Early diagnosis and treatment are best. ...Read more

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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