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What could cause twitching in your fingers and thumb along with a strange feeling in your forearm?
- I just recently experienced twitching in my thumb while trying to write. I had carpel tunnel surgery about 14 years ago and have had no problems so far till now. Just recently I also started experience pain in the middle of my hand traveling up my arm. This could all be related to the previous carpel tunnel problem. I don't know.
Old axiom: "If you hear hoofbeats, suspect horses" applies here. In other words there are a myriad of injuries or diseases that cause what you describe, so odds are it's likely this is a repetitive motion injury. If you have insurance that does not require a referral, go straight to a neurologist, because you are describing something that involves a nerve trauma or change. If you need a referral, (unfortunately, most specialists do even if your insurance does not) call your primary care doctor and ask for one rather than visit the PC doc because you will be wasting your money. Insist on it. He or she cannot help you; you need very specific tests having to do with how and why those nerves are malfunctioning. A family practice doc simply isn't equipped and you've already wasted your money. You need a neurologist to start with some simple tests to rule out the most common causes (carpal tunnel as you and many here have stated) down to a complicated condition known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (or regional pain dystrophy was the old name). Paula Abdul has this condition and it makes me sick when people ridicule her. The condition is so severe she requires non-narcotic medication, but it starts with tingling and numbness due to nerve injury (in her case, dancing). There is also a genetic condition that can cause your symptoms and it starts in the shoulder and/or rib area. Parkinson's Disease starts this way, too, as does some forms of epilepsy. Family history and the type of work/play you do (diabetes? stroke? heart attack? autoimmune diseases? long hours on the x-box?) is most important for the physician to know. You are describing a type of neuropathy and your answers to the doctor may lead to a clinical diagnosis. Educate yourself about the difference between a clinical diagnosis or one made by an exact fact or set of exact, indisputable facts. Have you ever used street drugs? Doc needs to know. It's imperative to be completely honest with the doctor. If he or she passes judgment, fire the idiot. That's not a part of the oath. Tests are numerous so if a clinical diagnosis is not made right away, be prepared. Some tests can be done in the office like nerve conduction tests, fasting blood sugar, specialized urine tests, basic blood work that will look for vitamin, mineral, numerous factors that are out of the norm as other writers have noted correctly. Other tests must be performed at an outpatient facility, like a spinal tap, MRI (to rule out a brain tumor, spinal cord, or disc disease or injury), sophisticated blood work that require supervision (like NPO, brain wave studies, etc). Most important, don't ignore your symptoms. There's a 99% chance they are caused by repetitive motion and will heal on their own by a change in the way you use your arm. You need to know, though, and the sooner the better. If you find yourself down the road with no answers, get to a Pain Management doctor (usually an anesthesiologist). Not so much for the pain, but these physicians simply will not treat a patient for pain without knowing what is causing it. Therefore, they tend to be the best and most gifted diagnosticians out there. An added bonus is that they truly don't care to see patients suffer and are devoted to finding solutions/answers.
- There are a number of conditions that could possibly cause the feelings you are describing. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is certainly one of them, however, depending on symptoms, CTS can be easily ruled out by a qualified Physician. The problem in your hand and arm could be more proximally located and could be a result of a cervical radiculopathy or other cervical pathology e.g. spondylolisthesis, or cervical stenosis. The twitching may also be a result of a systemic imbalance in electrolytes that can cause cramping and/or pain. Also, consider that muscle twitching is a normal part of human physiology as the muscles may spontaneously depolarize for any number of reasons. Overall lesson, go to a doctor and recognize that most of what's on this website is anecdotal and should not be trusted.
- Yes, to some extent it is true that carpal tunnel can be a major cause of twitching in the forearm. But it can be caused by the nutritional deficiencies too like hypocalcaemia (and hypomagnesemia) i.e. calcium deficiency is the most usual cause which leads to twitching.
- It can be caused by many things. Certainly many of the above things that been listed, but also Multiple Sclerosis, or ALS (or Motor Neuron Disease) in rare circumstances. ALS has an incidence of approximately 1 in 100,000 and generally strikes around the age of 50. Please get this checked out by a neurologist.
- The most pertinent advice offered so far is for you to have an evaluation by your primary care doctor. Pending your doctor's evaluation you may require a consultation with a specialist known as a neurologist. While there are a variety of conditions that can cause your symptoms, 'intention' or 'positional' tremor should be added to the list already offered (i.e. electrolyte imbalance, neck or cervical problems, and various neurological disorders including Multiple Sclerosis(MS) or Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) This is why you should begin your evaluation with your primary care doctor who, through physical exam, laboratory testing and possible radiographic imaging, can either provide you a diagnosis or an appropriately directed referral to a specialist who can provide further insight into the cause of your condition.
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It depends. Twitches are commonly known to be activated by a abnormal amount of stress. Ask yourself if you are being put under any stress lately whatsoever. If so, you need t…o think about who may be causing a lot of stress in your life and then eliminate the source. Twitches aren't always caused by stress. If you are nervous, that may also explain your thumb twitching. I am not entirely sure, but I do know that your brain controls your body's movements, so I wouldn't jump to unnecessary conclusions here, but it may be linked to the brain... I am not a certified M.D, so I suggest that you consult a doctor, because my answers are mere theory's! I used to have a twitching problem and I found out that the reason why I had it was revolving around the fact that I had stress in my life and my body had problems coping with constant stress. It went away once I eliminated the root cause of the problem.
Sore leg---> If you excercised or worked your leg harder than usual, it could be because of a lactic acid build up in your muscle. When you excercise, there is not enough oxyg…en for the cells in your leg (using this as an example). Because there is not enough oygen for those cells to undergo aerobic respiration, they used anaerobic respiration. This is called fermentation. The product of this process is lactic acid, which builds up in your muscles and creates a burning sensation during excercise and will make your legs sore for the next couple days. Twitching----> This happens when you do not have enough potassium. It has to do with the sodium/potassium pumps that are in your cells. Sodium and potassium are the elements that are onvolved with muscle impulses and nerve impulses, so if you are lacking one or the other, your muscles can start to twitch as a result. Eating a banana and getting more potassium in your system is one way to help stop it.
Carpel tunnel or nerve damage will often cause this. Go see a doctor.
I am not an expert, but do you have neck pain at all? If so, C6 (Cervical Spine) is the where the nerve is for your thumb and forefinger. As far as your forearm, it depe…nds on the severity of the nerve pinch. If you lay on your arm with your neck turned a different way, that might be your problem. Try a smaller pillow to get your neck in more of a natural line with the rest of your spine.
A few years back, my mother had the same problem. Her's turned out to be carpul (spl?) tunnel syndrome. Basically the cartiledge in her wrist was "choking" the nerves th…at led to her fingers. Because she does alot of repetetive motion such as typing and filing her only relief was very minor surgery on both wrists. She's had no problems at all since!
What could cause a pins and needles sensation on the left pinkie and ring finger and thumb and a fine tremor in the lip and cheek area?
Answer Sounds like it COULD BE a stroke. Call 911 NOW! If your symptoms were limited to the numbness, tingling, and twitching in your hand, then it… might be only some sort of neuropathy. But the facial tics and quivering along with those symptoms may indicate a far more serious problem. If it is some sort of brain bleed or blockage, the sooner you get treatment, the better and faster your recovery will be.
The simplest thing is a spur or a misalignment of the cervical vertebrae. Sometimes an impingement of the radial nerve due to osteoarthritis in the wrist or elbow can ca…use this. A tightness of the fibrous band which binds the carpal bones becomes too tight due to overworking the wrist and a resultant swelling can cause this. It is called carpal tunnel sydrome. ******************************************************** If you are having some pain and numbness and tingling in the first three fingers and or thumb, especially at night, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome(CTS). This is caused by pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the wrist joint(the carpal tunnel canal). Risk factors for getting CTS include repetitive hand use, diabetes, hypothyroidism, obesity, pregnancy just to name a few. The median nerve does originate from the neck and passes through the shoulder area and elbow area as well, and sometimes other conditions in these areas mimic CTS, you may have to end up getting xrays, MRI of the neck and nerve conduction tests of the arms before you get a clear diagnosis.
What would cause top forearm pain and arm weakness. I have been having a strange pain in my right forarm on the top of it going from my wrist on up. Feels weak and slow like it has been cramping also?
If you've ever had an injury to your neck (whiplash, 'burner' playing football/sports, etc.) pressure on the nerve at the C6/7 disk (cervical spine - your neck) can cause thos…e symptoms. Usually you'll also feel pain down the particular nerve, but not always. If it's not neck / nerve related, then it's likely local to the area itself, e.g., ergonomic stress from repetitive motion tasks. Try and narrow it down to when it first started, then think if there was anything that you started doing differently - new job, activity, food supplement, medicine, new computer, chair, etc. anything that would've altered the way you use your arm and hand. If your arm and neck haven't been injured recently or in the past, then ergonomic stress is usually the culprit. The trick is figuring out what activity is causing it, and it's usually something simple that you do all the time that you don't think about. Remember also that as we get older, things that used to heal quickly in the past don't do so as fast as they used to.
Twitching, little muscle spasms, could be caused by dehydration and lack of calcium and potassium. No matter what the cause, a physician should address this problem. If the …twitching is painful, it may be some type of inflammation in the nerve or neuritis.
The skin sensationskin sensation of partial numbness or "pins and needles" or a typea type of "burning", "tingling" or "creeping" sensation of the skin, is known as a "paresth…esia". Symptoms may start as a tingling (paresthesia) and change to a numbness, or there may be a combination of decreased sensationdecreased sensation (numbness) but with heightened sensations at certain times or with stimulation. Any type of tingling, burning, or numbness is usually a symptom related to a sensory nervesensory nerve being damaged, diseased, or injured. Causes depend on the exact location of the paresthesia sensations, but typically include a physical nerve injury type condition (e.g. a nerve entrapment or some type of pressure being applied to a nerve directly or to the spinal attachment of that nerve), or a disease condition affecting the nerves (e.g. neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and others). Having these sensory symptoms in multiple locations, or the recurrence of similar symptoms in different locations is a hallmark symptom of multiple sclerosis, so your doctor will likely ask about the past history of similar symptoms to assess the likelihood of multiple sclerosis as a diagnosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). Any of these tingling or numbness symptoms are more than just annoying; they can indicate a serious medical condition and require promptmedical diagnosismedical diagnosis by a professional.
Answer . Answer . Usually it's caused by repetitive action such as perhaps using sheers to prune bushes and trees, or using a certain tool to do woodwork. Think of what …you have been doing a lot of. Knitting? Crocheting? Needlepoint? Artwork, etc.?
i have the exact same symptoms after a rugby injury. i injured my neck and a day later i got a twitch in my ring finger and baby finger on my left hand. i went and got an x ra…y but they were concerned so i got an mri scan. i had stretched one or two fibres in a nerve in my neck. they said that my nerve was not conducting well so that's why my finger was twitching. i had also torn a muscle in my shoulder but i don't think that has anything to do with the twitch. if you strained your neck recently it could be related but i suggest you get it checked out.
What does it mean when you have twitches in your eyelids middle finger index finger ring finger and forearm?
Most likely the muscle tics are caused by stress or fatigue.Drinking lots of coffee or taking other stimulents could also causeit. but it is also possibly caused by less commo…n but more seriousmedical conditions. So if it continues for a long time or getsworse, see a physician.
Eye twitching is the result of a nerve or muscle contractions. Some causes could be: Stress; Tiredness; Eye strain; Caffeine. Alcohol; Dry eyes; Nutritional imbalances; Allerg…ies
What causes a tingling achy forearm and the 4th and 5th fingers to feel tingly and now have symptoms starting on the other arm as well?
cubital tunnel syndrome
A nerve could cause twitching in your body in different parts. Muscle spasms might as well. See a doctor to make sure nothing serious is going on.
Pain between the thumb and index finger can be caused by an injury, such as a fall. It can also rarely be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome or a sign of over-stretching.