Q. Tricep twitching after electric shock. Could it be nerve damage?

Answered by
Dr. Aida Quka
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Feb 17, 2018

Hello doctor,

I received an electrical shock last night. The shock did not hurt, just felt it go up my arm and across my chest. I dropped the probe right when I felt it. No burn marks. Afterward, I was having sharp pains in my chest. I went to the ER, docs did EKG, took blood and urine, said everything was good. Yesterday, my left tricep started twitching like crazy. The twitching comes and goes. Could it be possible nerve damage or just something else? They did have an IV in that arm for like four hours.

Dr. Aida Quka

Neurology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Your symptoms could be related to an irritated nerve or muscle. For this reason, if the problems persist, I would recommend consulting with a neurologist and performing a nerve conduction study to examine your nerves.

Meanwhile, I suggest having some rest and taking painkillers (Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen) and a muscle relaxant like Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine) for the pain. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent. I remain at your disposal for any further questions whenever you need. Kind regards.

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