Causes Of Upper Arm Muscle Twitching?
night, I want to ask if the upper arm muscle in my left hand tends to twitch for a long time, or sometimes it vibrates, every time I change the position of the arm.
Muscle twitches are actually caused by uncontrollable muscle contractions. Muscle twitches can occur in various parts of the body, including in the arm muscles as you are experiencing. In general, muscle twitching is a harmless condition as long as it is not accompanied by other symptoms.
Common causes of muscle twitching include:
Strenuous physical activity that triggers muscle fatigue
Exercising too much
Dehydration (lack of body fluids)
Lack of mineral levels in the body
Consumption of caffeine or alcohol
However, muscle twitching can also be an indication of other, more serious medical problems such as dystonia, ALS/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or HNP/hernia nucleus pulposus.
Therefore, you should be aware if the muscle twitches occur continuously or are accompanied by other symptoms such as muscle tension, muscle weakness, movement disorders, or even seizures. If these conditions arise, you should consult a neurologist to trace the source of the cause, so that appropriate treatment can be given according to the underlying condition.
To reduce complaints, the following suggestions can be done:
Limit physical activity that is too strenuous
Avoid exercising excessively
Set adequate rest and sleep
Increase the consumption of water 2-3 liters a day
Consumption of fruit and vegetables
Avoid caffeine and alcohol consumption
So hopefully useful,
dr. Muliani Sukiman