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4 mo.of neck manual PT.since stopping, random muscle twitches/random prickling feeling that moves around.could this be due to nerves repairing from PT?

4 mo.of neck manual PT.since stopping, random muscle twitches/random prickling feeling that moves around.could this be due to nerves repairing from PT?

Unlikely: Muscle twitching that is random and prickling feeling that is random can have different causes Common ones can be irritation information or compression of nerves that supply had area body. Also, can be due to a neuromuscular seizure disorder. Physical therapy such as manual compression or constriction or manipulation of nerves or electrical stimulation can cause muscle twitches and prickling numb ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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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


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Had all over muscle twitching for 4 months. I feel a one-time twitch in one part of my body and then it moves to another. Mostly legs. Bad or benign?

Had all over muscle twitching for 4 months. I feel a one-time twitch in one part of my body and then it moves to another. Mostly legs. Bad or benign?

Fasciculation: May be either or both. Twitching is related to involuntary movement of the muscle under the skin. The majority are benign and most or all people have at one time or another. It may be associated with diseases of the motor neuron, such as als. If persisting had evaluated to a degree that it is concerning would have a neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had a twitching jaw for about 20 mins every day for about 6 weeks. No weakness. Jaw moves fine. Always had body twitches for years. Worrying?

I have had a twitching jaw for about 20 mins every day for about 6 weeks. No weakness. Jaw moves fine. Always had body twitches for years.
Worrying?

20 minute twitch: The description of the problem suggests the twitching might be related to an activity, time of day, or relationship. Twitches (tics) can be annoying but commonly relate to fatigue, anxiety, tension of some sort. The clue is that most of the time it is not there. ...Read more

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I have eye twitching and one side of my face moves. I don't want to go to the doctor. Please just tell me what I can do. Want to try you first. Please.?

I have eye twitching and one side of my face moves. I don't want to go to the doctor. Please just tell me what I can do. Want to try you first. Please.?

Myokymia?: Random twitching of an eyelid or another small facial muscle, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. It can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see a doctor if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read more

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Legs twitching and sometime thigh vibrates hard, twitching moves to top half but not as often. Magnesium deficiency? Calcium fine.

Legs twitching and sometime thigh vibrates hard, twitching moves to top half but not as often. Magnesium deficiency? Calcium fine.

Possible magnesium: It could be magnesium deficiency, or "restless leg syndrome". The easiest thing to do would be to start taking a magnesium supplement. If you continue to experience the symptoms, I would then suggest you see a primary care physician. Have you had any lab tests (blood) done? I assume you have if you know your calcium levels are normal. ...Read more

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My 5 year old moves a lot during sleep. Sometimes twitches and her whole body gets stiff and shakes for a few seconds. What could this be?

My 5 year old moves a lot during sleep. Sometimes twitches and her whole body gets stiff and shakes for a few seconds. What could this be?

Twitching : If you could consult with us or send a video we could help determine if this is a usual REM sleep issue or a seizure. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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My body shake every second with heartbeat. I can feel the vibration.it moves my all body.my body get twitches.and muscle spasms as well.while sitting?

My body shake every second with heartbeat. I can feel the vibration.it moves my all body.my body get twitches.and muscle spasms as well.while sitting?

May need heart check: Some people are conscious of their heart beats, especially if they are anxious about heart disease or anxious by nature. If it bothers you, then you should get yourself checked by a medical doctor who can check your heart and make sure that you have a healthy heart, That will eliminate anxiety. Also, you should do daily exercise which slows the heart rate so that you will not feel it anymore. ...Read more

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I've been getting twitches in my arms or legs it's like jumpy twitches sometimes they so strong my whole body moves what do you think this is?

I've been getting twitches in my arms or legs it's like jumpy twitches sometimes they so strong my whole body moves what do you think this is?

What brain tumor?: Twitching arms/legs which cause full body movements are not twitches anymore...except to the TOUGH AND RUGGED AUSSIES! We call them either ballistic movements, forceful myoclonic jerks, or even convulsions if you've got some type of brain tumor. Would you like to speak to a neurologist a bit more on this subject? If so, please write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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I have a random twitch around left armpit area so the top of my left breast moves very slightly when this happens.

I have a random twitch around left armpit area so the top of my left breast moves very slightly when this happens.

Pectoralis: This sounds like you're having mild contractures/spasms of your pectoralis major vs minor. Oftentimes such symptoms will resolve as quickly as they appeared, so it would be reasonable to give it some time. If your symptoms persist after a few weeks I would recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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Foot injury 4 mo ago. Arch twich and great toe twitches moves post ambulation. Foot continues to swell across ball of foot and arch. Dr will not do more tests. Ideas on how to make it stop appreciated.

Foot injury 4 mo ago. Arch twich and great toe twitches moves post ambulation. Foot continues to swell across ball of foot and arch. Dr will not do more tests.  Ideas on how to make it stop appreciated.

Stretches?: It sounds like a lot of your discomfort is in the arch or plantar fascia, so stretches of the calf muscles and arch would help. Roll the sole of your foot back and forth over a cold bottle such as a can of soda. Have tried arch supports or orthotics in your shoes? Massage. ...Read more

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How can I stop twitching?

How can I stop twitching?

Depends on cause: Note that you describe "epileptic seizures", and you take Dilantin (which is an old-fashioned drug used for about 80 yrs). You may be having myoclonic jerks, which Dilantin will make quite a bit worse. A drug such as Lamictal or Keppra (levetiracetam) could readily control all of this, and might be worthwhile to switch. Talk to your neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes twitching at night?

What causes twitching at night?

Irritation: Eyelid twitching is secondary to nerve or muscle fiber irritation. You do not need to treat it. That being said, it can be annoying. Try hot compresses for a few minutes, or, if you can, take aspirin, or aleve, (naproxen) or ibuprofen. Usually a single dose will stop the twitching in 30 to 40 min. ...Read more

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Why are my nerves always twitching?

Why are my nerves always twitching?

Nerve dose twitch : Muscle twitches are caused by our muscles tightening up involuntarily in other words when we're not actually controlling them
muscle twitches can happen for lots of reasons like stress too much caffeine a poor diet exercise or as a side effect of some medications
most twitches go away in a few days and are nothing to worry about some time the cause nerve problems or other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What is causing the twitching in my body?

What is causing the twitching in my body?

Not enough info: Your question is so vague there is no possible way to address it.
Pleas give as much information about your symptoms as you can. ...Read more

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My question is what causes twitching to occur?

Lots of things: Many reasons to have twitches — from completely normal, to a tired muscle to some serious diseases. Depends on where the twitching happens and how long it lasts/when it occurs. ...Read more

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Can bluegreenalgae help with twitching and spasms?

Can bluegreenalgae help with twitching and spasms?

Blue Green Bacteria : Blue-green-algae (a cyanobacterium!) has not been proven to have any health effects on humans, at least not through mainstream scientific research. Likely healthy when eaten from natural sources in plants. Various forms exist some of which are neurotoxic. The neurotoxic effect may in the future help in treatment of certain neuromuscular problems. Safer options are available. ...Read more

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What are medical problems related to twitching constantly?

Many: The differential diagnosis ranges from benign but annoying conditions to liver disease, muscle diseases, metabolic conditions all the way to serious things like Huntington's disease. Sounds like something you should check out. If a higher level of expertise turns out to be needed, there are good neurologists at Stanford. ...Read more

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My butt is twitching on the right side what could it be from?

My butt is twitching on the right side what could it be from?

Unclear: This is most likely muscle spasm. It is not likely something to worry about but watch. If is occasional it is of little importance. If it persist and is frequent it may not be simple If it persist see your doc ...Read more

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How come I have twitching, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have twitching, but nobody else in the family has it?

Twitching?: This term is difficult for us as neurologist it mean different things among which tics? Myoclonus, tremors? Seizures?
So what cause it?Where? How frequent? Need neurology evaluation--bring video. ...Read more

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Twitching lots of places in my body for years, it is intensifying. Why?

Why?: Have you waited years to ask this question which can only be answered with a physical exam and blood testing? ...Read more

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My undereye has been twitching on and off all day, is it anything to worry about?

Not really: Eyelid twitching are usually harmless and rarely painful. Can be caused by few factors including fatigue and stress and even dry eyes. Adequate sleep, eat healthy, adequate hydration and exercise. If it persists see your ophthalmologist ...Read more

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What causes my twitching all over my body its now 3 weeks since it twitch and its annoying?

Several things: These are probably fasciculations. They can be evaluated by a neurologist. Causes range from the trivial to the serious. Usually they prove to be ok. ...Read more

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As of now, i have a nerve flickering/twitching going on thru my body. What is causing this?

Neuro problem: It sounds like what we call vasiculations. This is likely a neuromuscular disorder and could be serious. Please see a neurologist ASAP. ...Read more

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Was out in sun all day then exercised some indoors and now my body keeps twitching. Why might this be?

Dehydration: Is most likely the culprit. The muscles will start to misfire and twitch with the next stage being cramping. Drink some gatorade and H20. You should be fine ...Read more

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I'm a young female and I've been 'snorting' like and twitching for years. I do it more when im ill, angry or upset, what could this be?

I'm a young female and I've been 'snorting' like and twitching for years. I do it more when im ill, angry or upset, what could this be?

Need to see M.D.: It appears that your symptoms may be related to a tic that you have picked up over a period. The tic seems to be aggravated when you are under stress. I would recommend seeing a physician and be evaluated. Stress management may help the symptoms. ...Read more

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Painless twitching/spams in the middle of my back on the right. Has been present for a couple of days it's on and off, comes and goes. Causes?

Likely benign: So, you are seeing (or someone is seeing) fluttering of the muscle? It is likely nothing important. However, be on the watch for similar symptoms in the arms and legs. Call your doctor if the condition persists for the next couple of days. Bloodwork may be opted for by your physician. ...Read more