Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2015-07-17 17:52:54
  • 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.
User Avatar

Your Answer

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

A strange feeling in your stomach?

yeah...because i unexpectedly met my lost love..then began that strange feeling in my stomach.

What test can be performed on the mother to see if the child your have tourettes?

There are tests, but it is usually quite obvious, twitching, strange noises. But none of this is evident in the persons sleep. The twitching and noises are going to be consistent.

How do you use strange in a sentence?

I had a strange feeling that someone was stalking me last night.

What is the name of this song lyrics It's a strange feeling?

Roxette's "Another Place, Another Time"Lyrics:Time.. Time... Timeso close that I can touch you, give me Timeso near that I can breathe you, give me TimeI don't know why I feel like surrender.ChainsThe feeling of the feelings still remainsYou're much too old to keep on playing gamesI don't why I feel like surrender.And it's a strange feeling,strange feeling I feel inside.And it's a strange beating,strange beating from this heart of mine.I got to run, I got to hide another place,another time. Time... TimeA chill is slowly rolling down my spineAnd suddenly I lose the grip on timethe time and the space of time.And it's a strange feeling,strange feeling I feel inside.And it's a strange beating,strange beating from this heart of mine.I got to run, I got to hide another place,another time. And it's a strange feeling,strange feeling I feel inside.And it's a strange beating,strange beating from this heart of mine.Time.. Time.. Time...Another place, another time. Time...

How do you know you will sperm?

Actually it is called ejaculation.You get to know when you get that strange feeling.

How many item in a million?

I get this strange feeling that the answer just might be a million!

Why does Micheal Jackson wear band aids on his fingers?

Because he has a strange addiction to band aids.

What is it mean to love?

love means that you are feeling guilty and someone looks really good to you and acts nicely to you and you have a strange feeling means you are in love.

How do you do roses in sign language?

Hi: Cross the fingers, and point to each eye. (I know... strange, but true) : )

Pain in right arm forearm elbow shoulder and stiff neck?

Pain in the right forearm, elbow, shoulder, and a stiff neck could be due to a pinched nerve or pulled muscle. This type of pain can come from sleeping in a strange position or even from a fall.

Why do some boys cross dress?

it isn't just cause we get bored! we do it cause we get a special feeling when you do it, its a strange but really good feeling that only some people get.

What are the release dates for Strange Frequency - 2001 More Than a Feeling 1-10?

Strange Frequency - 2001 More Than a Feeling 1-10 was released on: USA: 27 October 2001 Finland: 21 September 2013

Why do people act strange?

it is because their emotional feeling that they act so strangely. Actually, i don't know that much

How can you trust someone you don't know?

your gut instinct is your best friend. the second you get that strange feeling in your stomach, you know your in trouble.

Weather you are mad feeling aroused when viewing females exposed hands from behind folding and their forearm muscles pumping up surrounding the elbow region cubital area?

to peakaytea No I am not mad. Maybe it is some kind of kinkish, fetish, but I am not insane. If you don't have any answer then it is better to keep quiet, and not answer, but don't term somebody as MAD. Very strange that you are a supervisor!! very sad.

Is the word 'admiration' a noun?

Yes, the word 'admiration' is a noun, a common, uncountable, abstract noun; a word for a feeling of delighted approval and liking; the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising.

Why is your elbow called a funny bone?

Your elbow is called a funny bone because of the strange feeling you get when you hit it. It is almost a tingling sensation.

How do you spell toes in Spanish?

This is a little strange sounding for English speakers, but the literal expression for "toes" in Spanish is "fingers of the feet", or "dedos del pie".

What sensations do you feel when you hit your funny bone?

Answer:I feel all tingly and it feels really cool.Answer: Hitting the inside of your elbow (on your funny bone) will produce a tingling or prickly kind of dull pain running down to your fingers.The bump at that end of your elbow is the end of a bone, the "humerus", but what produces the feeling is the ulnar nerve which passes over it. That's what you hit to get the feeling. If you've watched any martial arts movies or Mr. Spock on Star Trek you know that pinching a nerve can have strange effects.Aside: There are two thoughts on why it's called a funny bone:* One group thinks its called "funny" because of the weird feeling, and it's identified as a "bone" because of the hard bump under your skin. * Other folks think it's called a "funny" bone because some early punster heard the bone was a "humerus" and corrupted the word to "humorous" a cheap joke.Answer:This is a different user from the ones above.Some people say they feel a slight tingling or strange feeling, but I usually feel a numbing shock in my forearm for about 5 seconds. It varies from person to person.

Can a person change in to a lycan?

well i think so but i have been feeling a little strange i eat a lot love to run and i can see at night

What explanation does the officer give for his arrival on the island?

The Lord of the Heavens came in and took over his body with a strange feeling and dragged him unto the island.

Is it strange to like your cousin?

Strange as in Unusual:Yes. In western cultures it is not typical to be attracted to your cousin in a physical way. It happens, some often joke that it happens very often in southern US states, but this is a stereotype.Strange as in Wrong:No. Like is a feeling. Feelings are neither right nor wrong; they just are. What you do based upon a feeling can be right or wrong, moral or immoral. The thing is, as relates to affairs of the heart, provided your actions are not specifically prohibited by law, only you can determine the right or wrong of it. And, liking your cousin (or acting upon that feeling) is not prohibited by law in most US states.

Still have questions?

Trending Questions
Do potatoes have genders? Asked By Wiki User
Why is Vanna White so skinny? Asked By Wiki User
How many 20 go into 200? Asked By Wiki User
What times what equals 6? Asked By Wiki User
Unanswered Questions
Does arsenio hall have ms? Asked By Wiki User