Top
40
Doctor insights on: What Causes Muscle Tremors

Share

Muscle (Definition)

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


2

2
What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

Narcolepsy?: Some patients have narcolepsy and cataplexy. It is characterized by sudden and transient episodes of bilateral loss of muscle tone without loss of consciousness often triggered by an emotional stimulus such as laughter, surprise, anger, fear or humorous situations. Other reasons are sleep paralysis (weakness on awakening), what could be normal. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What causes muscle spasms?

What causes muscle spasms?

Nerve impulses: All muscular contraction, be it smooth or skeletal muscle, are initiated by nerve impulses. These can be either voluntary or involuntary, as in muscle spasms. The most likely causes of these involuntary nerve impulses would be nerve root impingement of electolyte imbalance. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
What causes muscle spasms?

Various: Acute biomechanical stress and overuse, genetic causes, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic asymmetric body postures can all participate, in varying amounts, to occurrence of muscle spasms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Dr.
1 doctor agreed:
5

5
What causes muscle aches?

Dr. Dr.
1 doctor agreed:
What causes muscle aches?

Muscle ache : Muscle ache can be due to several causes like sprain , excessive exercise , bruise , rupture of muscles, fever , electrolyte imbalance etc. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
6

6
What can cause muscle twitches and uncontrollable muscle movents?

What can cause muscle twitches and uncontrollable muscle movents?

Uncontrolled muscle: There are a number of possibilities. It is vital to call your doctor to soon be examined to determine the cause of this disorder. If this disorder worsens then go to your E.R. For immediate help. ...Read more

7

7
What causes itching and muscle twitches?

What causes itching and muscle twitches?

Nerve damage: One of the causes is damage of the peripheral nerves. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What causes eye muscle spasms?

What causes eye muscle spasms?

Several things: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

Dr. Amir Khan Dr. Khan
2 doctors agreed:
9

9
What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

Dr. Amir Khan Dr. Khan
2 doctors agreed:
What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

Many causes: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." overuse, exercise, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite issues, and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What causes facial muscle weakness?

What causes facial muscle weakness?

Facial palsy: Bell's palsy which is the injury of facial nerve that innervates the facial muscles can cause facial assymetry. You need to check with your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
What causes facial tics and muscle spasms?

A number of things: Facial tics and spasms can occur because of anxiety, medication side effects, excess caffeine, low potassium etc. Most tics are short lived. If the symptoms persist it is best to see your doctor and get further evaluation. ...Read more

12

12
What causes neck shakiness?

What causes neck shakiness?

See below: It depends. Can you control it? Is it provoked? Is it constant or intermittens do you have a family history of tremors? Are you on the medications? All this information will help your physician to decide on the diagnostic tests and treatment plan. ...Read more

13

13
What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

Nerve pressure: Possible causes include pressure on the nerves from muscles or spinal discs. There are neurologic conditions that can cause it as well as metabolic ones. Need to see a doctor. ...Read more

14

14
What causes muscle pain?

What causes muscle pain?

Injury: Most muscle pain after work outs are a result of microscopic tears in the muscle fibers, when these heal and repair the muscle will ultimately be stronger ...Read more

15

15
What causes muscle soreness?

What causes muscle soreness?

Lactic Acid: Its what builds up when muscle tissue starts to make energy anaerobicaly. As you get more fit, your body's capacity to utilize oxygen will increase, and you will build up less Lactic Acid at the same level of exertion. Keep increasing your fitness level and the soreness will be harder and harder to achieve. ...Read more

16

16
What causes involuntary muscle contractions?

What causes involuntary muscle contractions?

Various Reasons: This could be due to an electrolyte imbalance like low calcium or potassium. It could also be due to stress or anxiety. Could also be from caffeine, medication, exercise or lack of exercise. ...Read more

17

17
What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

Muscle spasm: Typically if muscles in the cervical and lumbar regions are injured they will go into spasm to protect themselves from further injury this will create the rigidity that the writer describes. The symptoms can be helped with moist heat, muscle relaxants and physical therapy modalities. ...Read more

18

18
What causes dystonia? 

What causes dystonia? 

Many things: Dystonia is a neurologic syndrome characterized by sustained involuntary muscular activity producing sustained, abnormal and repetitive muscle contractions causing twisting movements, abnormal posture and functional disability. There are many different types and causes with different prognoses. Some remit, some stay the same and others get worse. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
What causes hand tremors?

What causes hand tremors?

Many: To mention few, parkinsonism, essential tremors, days tonic tremors, toxic tremors, psychogenic tremors etc etc. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
22

22
What is the cause of tremor of muscles specially on arms and legs?

See a neurologist: A tremor is a sign of a problem in the part of the brain that controls your muscles. It does tend to be persistent and usually does not resolve on its own. See a neurologist for consultation. ...Read more

23

23
2 X's TFCC tear. Last 8 mon(s) ago. Ulna freely moving no pain. Can not flex hand and pick anything up. Gives way and that causes some pain. Aches and swells sometimes. Intermittent lateral forearm muscle tremor and hand weakness just started. Is this

2 X's TFCC tear. Last 8 mon(s) ago.  Ulna freely moving no pain. Can not flex hand and pick anything up.  Gives way and that causes some pain.  Aches and swells sometimes. Intermittent lateral forearm muscle tremor and hand weakness just started. Is this

TFCC tears are...: not easily diagnosed, or, unfortunately, treated. Since you have this diagnosis, I assume you've already seen an orthopedist and/or a physical therapist. It sounds like you're experiencing a significant amount of discomfort and disability. You would be wise to direct your concerns to them. I wish you the best. ...Read more

24

24
How does cyclosporine cause fine muscle tremor?

How does cyclosporine cause fine muscle tremor?

Drug-induced tremor: See the following site by the nih on drug-induced tremor: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000765.Htm. Then discuss the condition with the prescriber & options available to you concerning the tremor. ...Read more

25

25
Can GI tract problems cause tremors and muscle weakness?

Can GI tract problems cause tremors and muscle weakness?

Need more informatio: We need more information. If you are having diarrhea and losing fluid, electrolytes and minerals - this can cause muscle weakness. Your physician can help you clarify this ...Read more

27

27
How does cyclosporine cause hypertension, fine muscle tremor?

How does cyclosporine cause hypertension, fine muscle tremor?

Potentially: It can and its important to check the levels frequently and to make sure that kidney function is normal. ...Read more

29

29
After every panic attack, my muscles feel like they are burning and I have internal tremors for days while trying to relax. It gets worse after each attack. Could this be caused by anxiety? I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.

After every panic attack, my muscles feel like they are burning and I have internal tremors for days while trying to relax. It gets worse after each attack. Could this be caused by anxiety? I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. There can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, GI symptoms, etc. Please see doctor and then go to a mental health professional to learn ways to deal w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

30

30
C-sect 2 months ago. Muscle/joint pain. Night internal tremors & other odd sensations as i drift off to sleep. Bloodwork all neg so far. Causes?

C-sect 2 months ago. Muscle/joint pain. Night internal tremors & other odd sensations as i drift off to sleep. Bloodwork all neg so far. Causes?

Need evaluation: Obviously you need an evaluation. I would ask your physician to see if you should be evaluated by rheumatology. We see muscle pain in all kinds of settings, and this may be to be clarified. If you're not sleeping well at night sometimes we can consider fibromyalgia and the diagnosis. ...Read more

32

32
Can you tell me how cyclosporine cause hypertension, fine muscle tremor, hirsutism?

CYCLOSPORIN side eff: CyA constricts renal arterioles, causing some renal oxygen lack, which can elevate renin and angiotensin. Tremor is a direct effect of CyA on nerve tissue. Hirsutism is a hormone like effect. ...Read more

33

33
C-section 2 months ago. Muscle & joint pain. Having night tremors (internal) now all over body- including in my head. Bloodwork neg so far. Causes?

C-section 2 months ago. Muscle & joint pain. Having night tremors (internal) now all over body- including in my head. Bloodwork neg so far. Causes?

Wait for the answer: Your doctor will find the answer. Probably has nothing at all to do with the c-section. Any new meds ? Follow doctors advice. ...Read more

34

34
Does essential tremor cause muscle tiredness and pain?Do i've essential tremor, as my body (arm, leg, abdomen). Starts shaking if I do work/exercise

Yes: You would certainly want to make sure the diagnosis of essential tremor is correct, but having a consistent tremor can definitely cause muscle fatigue and pain. Consider seeing a neurologist for treatment. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

35

35
Burning pain in top of leg,calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor,tingle in side of face,hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

Burning pain in top of leg,calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor,tingle in side of face,hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

MRI brain with FLAIR: The facial tingling and response to hot shower is concerning. Your neurologist will want to do a good exam and get an MRI of the head to exclude MS or clinically isolated syndrome. ...Read more

36

36
I have the following symptoms.Blurred vision.Anything causes muscle pain including holding a pen.Limb tremors.Stomach pain. Irritable.Unable to engage?

I have the following symptoms.Blurred vision.Anything causes muscle pain including holding a pen.Limb tremors.Stomach pain. Irritable.Unable to engage?

See a doctor: Sounds like a variety of symptoms for which it might be hard to find one single diagnosis. However, i would start with a general medical workup looking at thyroid levels, vitamin levels, electrolytes, perhaps even heavy metals. If there are any symptoms like a fever or cold, seek attention sooner rather than later. ...Read more

37

37
Can you tell me when somebody has a tremor, do they still have control of the muscles?

Partial: While there is control but involuntary cotractions of opposing groups of muscles leads to less than full control. ...Read more

38

38
Tremor in thum pain in right arm muscle??

Can be local issue : This could be muscle or neurologic have your physician send you to a rheumatologist or neurologist ...Read more

39

39
Does magnesium help muscle spasms and tremor?

Maybe.: Only if the tremor or spasm is related to Mg deficiency. It is reasonable to do a trial of a Mg supplement and see if it make you better. ...Read more

40

40
What if you have a postural tremor but do have weakness or pain in you muscles/?

Possibilities: One cause for all 3 symptoms is myositis, inflammation of muscles. But other causes do exist, including peripheral neuropathy. This syndrome definitely requires neurological investigation because many causes of this syndrome can cause irreversible weakness. ...Read more

Dr. Prem Gupta
1,161 doctors shared insights

Tremor (Definition)

Tremor = involuntary ...Read more