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Why Are My Leg Muscles Twitching
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both calve muscle twitch I can watch my leg and see the dents from the twitch coming n going all over, after my calves tighten up like a Charlie horse?
See you Doc: This is usually a benign process but if you are experiencing this frequently or have weakness, then you should discuss with your Doc. ...Read more
The calf muscles in my legs are constantly moving and twitching. It's almost like there's something moving about inside, what causes this?
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
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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