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286 Possible Causes for Foot Drop, Muscle Twitch

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    CASE REPORT: A 47-yr-old female hyperbaric technician developed foot drop 2 d following her last hyperbaric exposure.[] They include: Numbness or reduced sensation Tingling Pain, often a burning or sharp, cutting sensation Sensitivity to touch Muscle twitches Muscle weakness Difficulty with[] This leads to a condition called " foot drop ," in which it becomes difficult to lift the foot.[]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    twitching for 3 years.[] This usually begins on one side of the body and can cause loss of hand dexterity, shoulder function, a foot-drop or walking difficulty.[] The patient may develop foot drop resulting in a fall or sprain. Fasciculations may present early on in the disease, particularly in the tongue.[]

  • Tetanus

    We found this case to be associated with dysphagia and facial spasm, and we learned that the child had dropped a brick on his foot 2 weeks previously.[] ‘As we normally use our muscles, the individual fibers go into tetanus for brief periods rather than simply undergoing single twitches.’[] The initial symptom is cramping and twitching of muscles around a wound.[]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    […] mass muscle twitching and cramps easy bruising and bleeding blood in your stools hiccups excessive thirst decreased interest in sex impotence insomnia sleep apnea You may[] twitching or cramps Breath odor Easy bruising, or blood in the stool Excessive thirst Frequent hiccups Problems with sexual function Menstrual periods stop (amenorrhea) Shortness[] […] to your skin, called uremic frost drowsiness mental cloudiness numbness in your hands and feet restless leg syndrome brittle hair and nails itching weight loss a loss of muscle[]

  • Lumbar Spinal Cord Tumor

    […] contractions, twitches, or spasms (fasciculations) Muscle weakness (decreased muscle strength) in the legs that causes falls, makes walking difficult, and may get worse ([] […] cough or sneeze), and may extend to the hips or legs Cold sensation of the legs, cool fingers or hands, or coolness of other areas Loss of bowel control, bladder leakage Muscle[]

  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

    Usually, the arms and hands are affected first and symptoms include muscle weakness, cramps and uncontrollable twitching.[] Clinically, it is characterized by slowly progressive asymmetrical predominantly distal weakness; unilateral wrist drop, grip weakness, and foot drop are the commonest initial[] Wrist drop and foot drop (leading to trips and falls) are common symptoms. Other effects can include gradual loss of finger extension, leading to a clawlike appearance.[]

  • Lumbar Plexus Neoplasm

    Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, MD, PhD Deputy Section Chief of Emergency CareAssociate Medical Director of Emergency Center (Ad Interim) Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Treatment and Emergency CareDept of Endocrine Neoplasia & Hormonal DisordersThe University of Texas, M. D.[…][]

  • Osteoporosis

    […] levels have dropped too low during the night, when you are not consuming food.[] Magnesium deficiency is easily detected with biochemical symptoms (eg, low serum magnesium, low serum calcium, resistance to vitamin D) or clinical symptoms (eg, muscle twitching[] There can be a number of mechanisms causing leg and foot cramps, but leg cramps that occur at night are often a signal that your calcium, magnesium, and/or potassium blood[]

  • Paraneoplastic Syndrome

    Accordingly, this syndrome is associated with muscle weakness, muscle wasting, and muscle twitching.[] After tumor resection, synovitis resolved and foot-drop disappeared almost totally.[] […] to muscle twitching and cardiac arrhythmias.[]

  • Cholinergic Crisis

    There is muscle twitching and paralysis, sweating, salivation and pallor and the pupils are very small. These are the effects of military ‘nerve gases’.[] The child was treated with physiotherapy, but was left with disabilities like claw hand, foot drop and the inability to walk.[] Their activation leads to their twitching 3 . - Nicotinic Ach-receptors are expressed on the skeletal muscles of the diaphragm and their activation mediates the process of[]

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