About one month ago, I noticed the index finger of
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I read your query and understand your concerns.
There are following possibilities which could be the cause for the experienced twitching over the last one month.
1. Loss of muscle tone- As we all are aware that with advanced age the tone of muscle loses which becomes much evident when the muscle is unsupported. While you are keeping the particular fingers away in certain positions this seems to be most likely cause. The possibility is more as there is no loss of muscle strength.
The second event is also appears related as there was twitching after some form of exertion which occurs often with advanced age.
The available description does not signify something serious as this is common problem with advancement of age and often non serious.
However if the problem recurs frequently or there is loss of muscle strength you need to seek a neurologist for examination as this could be something serious such as motor neuron diseases.
I hope this helps you.
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The problem with the twitching of my index finger of my left hand when holding it away from my other fingers but not exerting any force against anything seems to be constant. .It does not twitch if applying strength such as opening a bottle or picking up something with my thumb and index finger. It seems to only twitch when holding it away and upward but not exerting any muscular force. it does not twitch at all if I hold my fingers together and out stretched.
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Although both the events of muscle twitching are related, there is clear distinction between both of events. The one was due to excessive fatigue while the other was positional. The reason for relating both of them is based on the fact that both of them arose from loss of muscle tone due to ageing.
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