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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. ...Read more

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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


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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 ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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There is spot right by my elbow that keeps twitching what could it be?

Where?: Top? Sides? Bottom?Is is at rest, or during activities/moving the arm? ...Read more

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In the past few months my left shoulder in front twitches noticibly but no pain. But i have twitches also on the inside of elbow that hurts bad. ?

In the past few months my left shoulder in front twitches noticibly but no pain. But i have twitches also on the inside of elbow that hurts bad. ?

Neurologist: I recommend a consultation with a neurologist if frequent muscular twitching occurs, but if the prominent symptom is painful spasms of the area involving the elbow, perhaps an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon should be done first, and, if deemed advisable, referral to the neurologist can be then made. ...Read more

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I have twitching in my arm between my wrist and my elbow some pain and pressure what could this be?

Twitching, of course: Only muscles twitch. Muscles twitch because of the muscle itself or because of the nerve that supplies it. Localized muscle twitching is almost certainly due to a nerve problem. The three major nerves in the forearm are the median, ulnar and radial nerves. It is likely a problem with one of them, more likely median or ulnar. ...Read more