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Why are my muscles twitching, in legs, sides and back?

Why are my muscles twitching, in legs, sides and back?

Many reasons : Could be dehydration, overuse , neuropathy to name a few. Talk to your doctor and give a thorough history to get the reason and correct treatment ...Read more

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


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Why do my muscles twitch in my calf?

Why do my muscles twitch in my calf?

Minerals and water: Your muscle twitching is most likely due to dehydration from not drinking enough water and /or you are not getting enough magnesium and potassium in your diet. You should try to drink enough water each day to keep your urine pale yellow to clear all day. You need to increase the your fruit and vegeatble intake to 5-7 sevings per day to get enough magnesium and potassium. We are what we eat. ...Read more

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My quads are twitching when raising my leg. Does this mean I have weak muscles?

My quads are twitching when raising my leg. Does this mean I have weak muscles?

Possible: If you have been inactive for some time, just know that certain muscles tend to atrophy faster than others and the quad muscles are one of them. But, if you are having constant twitching, even at rest and other symptoms, then visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why are my arm muscles lumpy?

Lumps: Lumps in muscles can be caused by many reasons. Some common ones can be soft tissue growths, cysts, bony abnormalities, or fatty infiltration. If concerned, you should follow with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why are my jaw muscles suddenly going tense?

Why are my jaw muscles suddenly going tense?

Could be stress: In today's society, many people are finding themselves under more and more stress. The body often reacts to this by clenching or grinding the teeth. Since the muscles of the jaw are like any other muscle, the more they get 'worked', the larger and more powerful they can become. This will lead to more tension, force, and possible pain and joint problems. ...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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Why would my eyelid muscle twitch constantly?

Why would  my eyelid muscle twitch constantly?

Myokymia: Most commonly twitching over the eyelid is rather benign, and is associated with fatigue, eye strain, stress, etc. However, less commonly, may be seen associated with problems at the brainstem (pons). The latter more likely involves more widespread areas of the face. Get reassured by a visit to an eye specialist. ...Read more

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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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My butt muscles and leg muscles keep twitching ... No joke. This is weird! why?

My butt muscles and leg muscles keep twitching ... No joke. This is weird! why?

Muscle Twitching: Muscle twitching is often a sign of muscle fatigue. I.E. Overworking a muscle such as when one is over exercising or working out. If this is not the case for you then I am a bit stumped and would probably want to know more about the scenario you are living. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My thigh muscle twitch when resting. I work out and the twitching is above my arthritic knee. What causes this? It only twitches during rest.

My thigh muscle twitch when resting. I work out and the twitching is above my arthritic knee. What causes this? It only twitches during rest.

Muscle twitching: Muscle twitching occurs when individual fibers of the muscle spontaneously contract. This is common after changes in exercise regimen, changes in blood chemistry, and changes in nerve supply. It is very common when implementing newer exercises or with irregular exercise frequencies. It is also common with changing the resistance in work outs. ...Read more

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Back of my legs muscles are sore?

Back of my legs muscles are sore?

Have you been: Working out physically? If yes, then have you been stretching before ; after exercise? ...Read more

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Why is my knee/thigh twitching and pulsing continuously?

Why is my knee/thigh twitching and pulsing continuously?

Don't know: Really hard to say without more information or examining you. Are you getting enough sleep, is the first question. Have you been exercising heavily, or conversely, not enough? Do you take any medications that could affect your potassium level, like a diuretic? Try some gentle stretching of you leg muscles, get a good night's rest, and if it persists go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was stretching my leg and my muscles started twitching crazily..Is this worrisome?

I was stretching my leg and my muscles started twitching crazily..Is this worrisome?

No: Twitching is common & happens to everyone; and is not dangerous -- usually just bothersome ... Sometimes downright painful! frequent twitching (in the absence of new meds, herbs, etc.) could indicate a deficiency of several salts: potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, selenium. A daily multivitamin can replace these salts if you are deficient. See your pcp to exclude more serious problems. ...Read more

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My knees are weak, no strenght. My arms are numb. What is this?

My knees are weak, no strenght. My arms are numb. What is this?

Weakness& numbness: Your knees are weak, there are many reasons like osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal , some connective tissue disease, thyroid , adrenal or nerve disease. The arms are numb because of cervical radiculopathy. You need a thorough medical history, physical exam and diagnostic tests to establish the cause by your doctor & then appropriate referral. Thanks and good luck. ...Read more

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The calf muscles in my legs are constantly moving and twitching. It's almost like there's something moving about inside, what causes this?

The calf muscles in my legs are constantly moving and twitching. It's almost like there's something moving about inside, what causes this?

Restless leg syndrom: Check your electrolytes. See muscle specialist for EMG studies and neurologist. Once right diagnosis is made, treatment options can be discussed. ...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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Why do I get muscle spasms on both legs from my toes to my thighs?

Why do I get muscle spasms on both legs from my toes to my thighs?

Muscle spasms: Can come about secondary dehydration, low potassium, low magnesium, tired and overworked muscles...Thats what i would check first......(avoid flats wear shoes with arches.). ...Read more

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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