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What Causes Fingers To Twitch
Ocular irritation: Likely causes of twitching of the eyelid (eyelid myokymia )are related to ocular surface irritation, whether its from dry eyes, eyelid inflammation, allergies, dust, wind, medications, or stress. First trial artificial tears 4-6 times per day. Warm compresses and lid massages may also help. See an eye md if these don't help. ...Read more
A few possibilities: There a re a number of possibilities. A common cause would be hyperventilation- breathing faster or deeper than normal can result in these complaints. Try breathing into a paper bag for a few minutes to relieve symptoms. There are other potential concerns including calcium and electrolytes. This issues needs to be fully evaluated by your MD to give you the correct answer to your problem ...Read more
Cause is uncertain: Trembling of an eyelid, 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. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see an ophthalmologist (md eye doctor) if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching is often due to any cause of eye irritation, stimulant use, stress, lack of sleep, neurologic disease, and other issues. Try using frequent artificial tears, getting adequate sleep and minimize stress, and stop stimulant use. If this persists, see an eye doctor. ...Read more
Locking toes?: If you are referring to toes that lock and curl, they are referred to as hammertoes or clawtoes. This is an abnormal compensation for pronation of the foot against the ground, which causes the toes to "grab" the ground. This is a progressive slow orthopedic problem that can cause callouses and ulcers to the top of the toes over time. Seek a local podiatrist for an x-ray evaluation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Hand veins: Tingling is not a symptom of hand veins although you may have hand veins and tingling. The sensation of tingling is usually a nerve related problem and may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve related problems. I would recommend seeing a hand specialist as in initial step in identifying the cause of the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Tingling in the hands and feet at the same time can occur with hyperventilation (can be mild enough that you cannot tell you are hyperventilating; occurs with anxiety), & peripheral neuropathy (nerve disease). Peripheral neuropathy has many possible causes including diabetes & autoimmune diseases (eg lupus). Could be 2 different things at once; e.g. Carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis of spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Twitch: Most likely a nervous twitch. If very bothersome the. Try relaxation techniques first. If not helping then may even get a shot of Botox in the muscle. Early parkinson's is not likely. Brain tumor would be the worst possibility. Multiple sclerosis is another possibility and if persistent problem or any other unusual neuro symptoms the. I would check an MRI of your brain. ...Read more
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