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Does having twitching muscles in my back and elbow mean they are injured?

Does having twitching muscles in my back and elbow mean they are injured?

No: Muscle twitching is very common. It has to do with nerve irritation and doesn't mean the muscles are damaged. Usually, twitching is temporary and resolves on its own.

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Inv. Muscle twitching arond elbow. Coming off anxiety meds. Normal? When to worry? Also losing weight by exerc. Losing muscle? Doesn't hurt but uncomf

Inv. Muscle twitching arond elbow. Coming off anxiety meds. Normal? When to worry? Also losing weight by exerc. Losing muscle? Doesn't hurt but uncomf

Not uncommon: May time coming off of meds like what you are on can cause atypical muscle irritation but so can exercise so maintain the exercise and if the symptoms don't resolve after a couple of weeks then have it evaluated

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

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.

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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?

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).

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Dr says fibro - ANA slightly high, depression, restless legs, muscle twitching, fatigue, tingling, joint pain headache, elbow/wrist pain, anxiety dr right?

Dr says fibro - ANA slightly high, depression, restless legs, muscle twitching, fatigue, tingling, joint pain headache, elbow/wrist pain, anxiety dr right?

Fibromyalgia: Though patients who meet the criteria for diagnosis of fibromyalgia can have many associated symptoms, and usually have poor quality sleep, the focus of that diagnosis is about the pain and tender areas. It is not usually about joint pain, and though ANA elevation is not diagnostic, you may want to discuss your symptoms with rheumatologist as there could be other issues.

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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).

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Persistant twitch left arm for 11 days. No muscle weakness and no pain. Worse during daytime and better at nights. Between elbow and wrist.

Persistant twitch left arm for 11 days. No muscle weakness and no pain. Worse during daytime and better at nights. Between elbow and wrist.

Probably nothing bad: That doesn't sound like it is likely anything too serious but should probably be checked out anyway. There are some relatively rare neurological conditions that can result in muscle twitching without other initial symptoms.

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Front deltoid muscle severe pain every time I elbow backwards or extend my arm towards shoulder blade. Is it sore? Injured?

Front deltoid muscle severe pain every time I elbow backwards or extend my arm towards shoulder blade. Is it sore? Injured?

May need to see your: Doctor. Depends how you injured it. You may have a bicipital tendinitis if you did some unusual lifting, or sports injury. Difficult to diagnose without further exam & evaluation in person. Get it checked out if it continues. Get a 2nd opinion from a D.O., osteopathic doctor specializing in Neuromuscular Medicine. They can diagnose, image if warranted & treat. Many in FL. Call the school's clinic.

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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.

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Muscle twitching all over body. It started in my upper right arm now its off and on all over my body for over 24 hours.

Can occur all over: Muscle twitching can be from dehydration or problems in electrolytes. Cramps can also occur with this. Muscles can be affected by changing levels of sodium and potassium as well as thyroid issues. Sustained twitches are unusual as most are transient in nature. Benign muscle twitches tend to occur all over the body.

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25 yo man. Healthy. Just started to have muscle twitching in my right arm last 24hrs. Comes&goes. No pain. Why? What to do? Already got nerve issues.

25 yo man. Healthy. Just started to have muscle twitching in my right arm last 24hrs. Comes&goes. No pain. Why? What to do? Already got nerve issues.

Vitamin D/Calcium: Can be many reasons for this, but often due to inadequate calcium and vitamin d in your diet. Hydration can also play a role if you are working out and not replenshing your fluids and electrolytes. I would start with 600 mg of calcium and 3-4000 units of vitamin d a day and see if that helps.

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What's the cause of muscle twitching very often during the day for the last 4 days in my left upper arm?

What's the cause of muscle twitching very often during the day for the last 4 days in my left upper arm?

It depends: Involuntary muscle twitching can be caused by electrolyte imbalances (low potassium, for example); overuse (fatigue), some neurological conditions (writer's cramp among other things) dehydration, and even some medications or discontinuation of medication. If it continues and is a concern see your pcp for a more thorough history and examination.

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Constant isolated muscle twitch right upper arm tricep. Been going on for months. Also have body wide twitching. What could be causing this.

Constant isolated muscle twitch right upper arm tricep. Been going on for months. Also have body wide twitching. What could be causing this.

Not sure: Electrolyte imbalance, muscle fatigue or strain, medications and many other factors may be involved when you have muscle spasms. If this has been going on this long see your primary physician for blood work, exam etc.

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Hi, a muscle in my upper arm started twitching regularly about 4 days ago. It comes and goes. Can bad sleep be the cause. Is it reason for worry?

Hi, a muscle in my upper arm started twitching regularly about 4 days ago. It comes and goes. Can bad sleep be the cause. Is it reason for worry?

Depends: A lot of the time, when you are stressed, malnourished, or not sleeping well, your muscles will twitch and jerk to try to reset. If you have injured your neck or spine, then you should have your family physician check you.

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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?

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.

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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.

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Muscle twitches for 10 says. Arm feels weird which is where more twitching is but have random twitching all over. Arm even feels hot. Sound like ALS?

Muscle twitches for 10 says. Arm feels weird which is where more twitching is but have random twitching all over. Arm even feels hot. Sound like ALS?

No, not really.: Perhaps some other folks can comment on this. These symptoms do not sound like ALS to me. What was the spinal cord compression causing, by the way?

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In my case I'm 22, I have twitching n n jerking in some body muscle, left leg and arm feal weak on and off, could that mean ALS, what's the %?

In my case I'm 22, I have twitching n n jerking in some body muscle, left leg and arm feal weak on and off, could that mean ALS, what's the %?

<1% chance of ALS.: It is common for people to experience muscle twitching phenomena. Be healthy, eat right, exercise, & do not worry. In the early stages amyotrophic lateral sclerosis presents with increasing weakness in one limb, usually a hand. Fasciculations (twitching muscle fibers) are usually subtle. Then speech & swallowing difficulties are seen, as is difficulty walking. Still worried? Your MD can do a test.

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I've had stabbing pain in the front of my upper arm for 5 days now, it started as a kink in my neck and I noticed muscle twitching several times a day.

See ortho: You should visit an orthopaedic surgeon. You need a full physical exam and some imaging to diagnose the problem. The brachial plexus exits the cervical spine and controls the muscles and sensation of our upper extremity. A herniated disc or bone spur pinched nerve produce symptoms in shoulder or shooting down the arm. Several other injuries or conditions can cause your pain. See MD right away.

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Sometimes for no reason the muscles in my right arm start twitching for no reason I also have a heart murmur.

Sometimes for no reason the muscles in my right arm start twitching for no reason I also have a heart murmur.

Not related: A murmur is a sound, not a disease. It can indicate there s something going on, or nothing. Have your doctor address this. The arm twitch is certainly not related.

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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