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What is the cause of involuntary body movements ?

I go to karate, and often part of my body will start shaking uncontrollable. Normally, if im standing or kicking its my legs that shake but if im doing push-ups my whole body shakes. I also often get a pain in my upper back / chest area. (but im not sure if its linked). What is it and is there anything i can do?
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello Vicky,

Thank you for putting forward your query.

These are nothing but essential tremors which occur after exertion or heavy exercise which happens due to muscular fatigue and is the cause for pain. You need not worry about this.

Always before starting exercise, you may want to do warm up for 5 to 10 minutes and cool down for 5 to 10 minutes after exercise. Do not over exert yourself and drink plenty of water during the porcess.

Hope this answers your query.

Take Care.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shanthi.E's  Response
Hi Vicky,

It seems like muscle twitch and seems like it is normal in all probability.

If there is no history of seizures in you and if there is no neuromuscular diseases, then it is normal.

You can get an Electroneuromyogram (ENMG) done to rule out these possibilities.

Drink a glass of milk every day. Taking calcium supplement like Shelcal also helps.

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