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Why Do My Leg Muscles Twitch
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
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 would have evaluated to a degree that it is concerning would have a neurologic evaluation.
Not likely: This is not an expected symptom of leukemia.
Is it normal to have a lot of muscle twitching (face area) and what feels like I'm being shocked/jolted on the legs?
Nope: I would recommend you visit a doctor.
Hi. I'm 40 year old male the last few months have had painless muscle twitching in my. Legs an lost alot of weight had alot of stress could it be stress?
Not to my knowledge: Most people get these from time to time, but if these fasciculations are suddenly very frequently, it may be worth getting seen for evaluation of possible peripheral nerve disease.
Yes- it is possible: It depends on what nerves and what muscles. If you were to say however the twitching is all over, it may not be fair to say it came from the back. Do you know if you have pinched nerves in the back, or do you have twitching only? Where is the twitching, and how much is there? Maybe start by answering those last two questions. Good luck!
Have muscle twitching and pain in legs. Had same two years ago it went away. I am a nervous persin and anxiety is high.
What could be cause of random muscle twitching in the hips area that makes me want to move my legs? It happens only when I am lying down or sitting.
Correlation muscle twitching throughout body developed 6 years ago, followed by low extrem tightness months later to unilateral low leg swelling 2013?
I left strenght training 3 months ago. Now there are muscle twitching in my whole body, no weakness, no atrophy. But nowthere are pins & needle (leg)?
One possibility..: Although rare, there is a neurologic condition, benign fasciculation syndrome characterized by twitches, cramping, tingling without weakness (that is a quick summary). See a neurologist or a physiatrist for evaluation to be sure. Whether it is this or something else, physical exam can reveal a lot. It could be a simple electrolyte imbalance. If neurologic, the nerves can be tested easily.
Not likely: Micrographia often is the earliest sign of Parkinson. S disease. (redution in the size of hand writing. Blance issues and difficluty with initiation of mobement may come next along with a pill rolling tremor of one hand. Twitching and muscle loss in the legs can be caused by many conditions. (ALS-diabetic amyotrophy, neuropathy, spinal cord syndromes etc)
Leg muscle twitching when I wake up. Have disc bulge/herniation. How is my disc issue causing fasciculations and why only after sleeping does it occur?
Had weakness on left side of my body few months ago. Tingling/needles sensation on my legs started it again 1month ago n recently muscle twitching too?
See doctor now: You need full evaluation and now. I do not know how old you are but you better get going
I am experiencing muscle twitching mainly in arms legs back and abdomen. It's been happening for over a month and is concerning me now?
Myoclonus?: I am sorry but we can't diagnoses this. Consider assessment.
Could there be a connection between the muscle twitching throughout my body and the unilateral leg swelling below the knee? Neurological?
Highly doubt it: You basically outlined the answer and its rationale in your question....Bravo....that's an artistic flare. Something focal vs. Something generalized and not only that but we're talking about symptoms that little to nothing in common with each other.....twitching or possibly muscle fasciculations vs. Swelling or edema. The question is what is the edema or swelling due to? Trauma, infectious dz?
Had FSGS for ten years. Legs/wrists have cramps, calves non stop muscle twitching, test results ok. Why muscle twitching? How can I stop it?
Define FSGS: Statins are always suspicious in this setting. You can try Quinine but your insurance copy may not allow this for leg cramps. The FDA it only allows this to treat malaria but we have used it for 40 or more years for nocturnal leg cramps A lot of people have success with magnesium supplementation and this may be an approach.
Been having muscle twitching in arms, peitoral muscles, abdomen and legs for 2 or 4 years now, very frequent, happen several times a day for some seconds each. What should I do?
Unusual problem: If this bothers you, go see a neurologist who can investigate for known causes and may be able to correct the problem if there is any electrolyte abnormaiity (Calcium deficiency etc).
Injury to R foot 6m ago. Disuse atrophy to lower leg. Muscle twitching along inner aspect of foot, now up to inside of leg to calf. Suggestions?
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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