Q. I have continuous twitches throughout the day. What could this be?

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Dr. Rajyaguru
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 31, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jun 16, 2020

Hi doctor,

My calves have been twitching throughout the day for about two months now. But, I do not have any weakness. It occurs in different spots on both calves. What could this be?

Dr. Rajyaguru

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I would like to know a few more things.

  • Is there any change in your weight in the last two months? Did you observe any change in your lifestyle in the last last months?
  • Did you start any exertion during this period?
  • 90% of the normal population experience muscle twitches, which are physiological. Still, I need to know the answers to the above to be sure about the diagnosis.

Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist


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Thank you doctor,

There is no change in weight. I workout quite a bit and run every other day. I can still do everything I have been doing normally. But, I have twitches constantly throughout my lower legs. I do not have any pain.

Dr. Rajyaguru

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Most likely it is a physiological response of your muscles.
  • It should reduce with reduction in amount of exertion. Give a trial of avoiding running and workout for a week and see how it goes.
  • In case, if it still bothers you, can get an EMG (electromyography) done for the calf muscles to rule out the neuronal disease pattern, which is highly unlikely.

For further information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist


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Thank you doctor,

As long as you think there is nothing much to worry about I will just keep going. I just freak out over health stuff.

Dr. Rajyaguru

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Yes, that is right. You can carry on.
  • Yet, I would suggest that as we discussed during last conversation, avoid exertion for a week and be sure that it is physiological.

For further information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist


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