Muscle Twitching

Muscle twitching, otherwise called muscle fasciculation, is an involuntary contraction of muscles. The common causes of muscle twitching are dehydration, stress and anxiety, after physical activity, too much caffeine intake, cigarette smoking, nutritional deficiencies, and drug overdose. Muscle fasciculations are also seen in severe conditions like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), damage to the nerves, muscular atrophy, etc.

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How to stop the muscle spasm in lips?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a muscle spasm on the right side of the lip that has been going on for a little over 12 hours and it is a constant muscle spasm. It goes on for like a minute or two and then stops for a few seconds and happens again. I have had muscle spasms before but never one to last thi...  Read Full »


Vidhi Talati Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and I want to explain something about lip twitching. You told that you have muscle spasm on the right side of the lip, this condition is known as lip twitching. It is not a serious symptom. So do not worry. It will happen because of...  Read Full »

Why does my left arm keep twitching?

Query: Hello doctor,¬† Recently, I have been playing quite a lot of sport. However, my left bicep seems to be going into spasm or is twitching. There is no pain, but I cannot stop it. Please help. It is only on my left arm.  Read Full »


Nalia Raja Rajeshwar Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the entire history of yours and my findings and suggestions are as follows: Muscle twitching is a common scenario in people playing sports,¬†especially if you do strengthening exercises. You mentioned that you play sports, but I am not sure which on...  Read Full »

Why am I having a longstanding problem with muscle twitches?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing muscle twitches for the past seven years. They can be located anywhere in my body and last a few minutes to a month on and off. I am an active person, going to the gym three to four days per week. My most recent bout has been on the side of my hard and seemed to...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you said your active lifestyle could be one of the reason, simple dehydration can cause muscle twitching. I would recommend you to maintain good hydration and diet. Relax and stay calm. Have a check on coffee, alcohol, and smoking. If you are taking any supple...  Read Full »

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