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Worried about ankle/foot soreness fine twitches

PostPosted: October 10th, 2014, 6:02 am
by Loobaj
Hi guys

I started with my twitching in July and it just gotten worse. I had a clean EMG in September but they only tested 4 muscles, calf,thigh, bicep and shoulder. I now find I have fine twitches around my right ankle and on top of my right foot, plus is it sore. I am now really worried that this is the start of foot drop and that my EMG was done too early or that as it was not done on my ankle/foot something has been missed. I did see a good London Neurologist but am now thinking I need a second opinion. Do any of you know that had there been a problem with my ankle would it have shown up in the EMG?

I cannot believe what has happened to my life since the twitching started, I just don't know how to move forward with new twitches and soreness appearing what seems on a weekly basis.

Thanks all xx

Re: Worried about ankle/foot soreness fine twitches

PostPosted: October 10th, 2014, 6:50 am
by Yuliasir
Nope it is not a foot drop. Foot drop usually starts without any pains and you just drag your foot. Main motoric musculature of your foot is located at the shin, not at the foot or ankle, so there is no need to EMG your foot itself in order to check for motoric disorders.

Re: Worried about ankle/foot soreness fine twitches

PostPosted: October 10th, 2014, 6:55 am
by Loobaj
Dear Yuliasir

Thanks so much for replying, I can see you are a massive support to a lot of worried people - thank you!

I am so sick of this already, chasing the twitches around my body, I really feel for those of you who have had this for years. I can't see how mine are ever going to go away now either.

XX

Re: Worried about ankle/foot soreness fine twitches

PostPosted: October 10th, 2014, 7:05 am
by Yuliasir
You just have to know that without clear deficites twitching is rather normal reaction on physical and emotionsl stress. It is also normal to have sore places after twitching. Fears beyond the reason are also part of stress syndrome.

Re: Worried about ankle/foot soreness fine twitches

PostPosted: October 10th, 2014, 9:34 am
by RIno468
Are you sure they are twitches and not your pulse?

I can see my pulse at random times on the inside of my ankles and the top of my ankles.

Re: Worried about ankle/foot soreness fine twitches

PostPosted: October 10th, 2014, 12:38 pm
by Loobaj
Yes definitely fine twitches, and I can feel them tickling - weird.