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Suggest treatment for muscle twitching

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Posted on Mon, 24 Nov 2014
Question: My right side ring finger is twitching,not side to side but when I feel it in my forearm and I can see the tendon or muscle move my finger pulls down into my palm,this has been going on since this summer and not sure what it is,pretty constants from day to day,thanks
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Get following investigation done.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for your query.

It seems that you have muscle twitches or fasciculations. These are small, local, involuntary muscle contraction and relaxation arising from the spontaneous discharge of a bundle of skeletal muscle fibers.
You might consult your doctor who can order
1. a few blood tests including thyroid function tests,
2. Serum electrolytes including Serum calcium and potassium levels.
3. Serum B12 levels

In case the above tests are normal further testing can be done including - nerve conduction studies, Electromyography, etc. These tests might help to diagnose any underlying neurological issues.

The treatment of most of the conditions is very easy and the condition will resolve on its own. In some cases, prescription medications might be needed to stop severe symptoms.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Saurabh Gupta (2 minutes later)
So even if I go to the doc it will go away on its own?thanks
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
If this is idiopathic one.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

It will go away on its own, if this is idiopathic one where there is no obvious cause. In these cases there is no active treatment needed.

Wishing you speedy recovery.

Warm regards.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for muscle twitching

Brief Answer: Get following investigation done. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. It seems that you have muscle twitches or fasciculations. These are small, local, involuntary muscle contraction and relaxation arising from the spontaneous discharge of a bundle of skeletal muscle fibers. You might consult your doctor who can order 1. a few blood tests including thyroid function tests, 2. Serum electrolytes including Serum calcium and potassium levels. 3. Serum B12 levels In case the above tests are normal further testing can be done including - nerve conduction studies, Electromyography, etc. These tests might help to diagnose any underlying neurological issues. The treatment of most of the conditions is very easy and the condition will resolve on its own. In some cases, prescription medications might be needed to stop severe symptoms. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care