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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
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
Visibly twitching muscle on inside left calf, looks like the skin is bouncing up and down when it's going, what could be happening?
Why would I have a twitching/muscle contraction in the inside arch of my foot, usually in the evening?
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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
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
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?
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
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
Muscle Twitching, Muscle Spasms, tingly, dizzy, clumsy, some weakness in hands and feet, bad memory/cognitive funct, tired. Had bld tsts&MRI's-clear?
You've seen an MD and had tests? Diagnosis?
If no diagnosis, see neurologist ASAP. ...Read more
I'm 31 and I have cerebral palsy are there any vitamins or supplements I can take for twitching & muscle cramps in my feet and legs?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
See your doctor: See your doctor. Many possibilities. Need examination and blood work. ...Read more
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
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
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