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Are frequent muscle twitches normal?

Hi my name is Allison, I just turned 20 less than a month ago, and im having a lot of muscle twitches. From what I can tell there is no pattern in which they occur. The twitches happen in my arms, wrist, neck and should region, and in my legs. The twitching started happening probably about a year ago, at first i though i was normal however, the twitches are happening more and more. They are like little jerking ones, the best way I can explain it is it is like a pulse and wherever region it happens in that part of the body moves just a little bit. I am starting to have problem with grabbing stuff. for example ill pick up a cup and think I have a grasp on it, and it falls out of my hand. Is this normal.
Mon, 2 May 2016
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Hi,

thank you for providing the brief history of you.

A thorough neuromuscular assessment is advised.

as per you symptoms, usually such symptoms are just due to muscular weakness and can be corrected with the exercises.

But if it does not, then a neurological assessment is advised along with the MRI of the brain to understand the symptoms better. There is nothing to painic in situations like this. As with proper clinical assessment and help of diagnostic procedures, things can be understood and solved.

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Jay Indravadan Patel
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Are frequent muscle twitches normal?

Hi, thank you for providing the brief history of you. A thorough neuromuscular assessment is advised. as per you symptoms, usually such symptoms are just due to muscular weakness and can be corrected with the exercises. But if it does not, then a neurological assessment is advised along with the MRI of the brain to understand the symptoms better. There is nothing to painic in situations like this. As with proper clinical assessment and help of diagnostic procedures, things can be understood and solved. Regards Jay Indravadan Patel