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Sometimes I het ankle and wrist spasms or they feel unusual

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Sometimes I het ankle and wrist spasms or they feel unusual . What could it be
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Hi--your age and any medical conditions or medications? How long has this been going on and could you more fully explain the problem?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Recent 22 . I run about 10 miles a week. I don't think its linked to that bc its also my wrists. Involuntarily twitching sometimes on both locations.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
OK--so it seems to be a muscle twitch that only involves the hands and feet? How long do the symptoms last?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The twitch is sudden like a second.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
OK. One other question--any numbness, muscle weakness, or vision problems?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Muscle weakness I don't think so, like I said Im a runner. Answer is none that I'm aware of
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Well, it's difficult to give you a specific cause here, but you need to have a medical evaluation for this. Tremors like this, even brief ones, could be from electrolyte imbalances or something called essential tremor--one without a specific cause--but they could be an early sign of a thyroid abnornality or multiple sclerosis or ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). You'll need blood work and an MRI of the brain and spine to start with.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Dehydration ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
If it involved a low potassium level, yes, that could be it.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
This could explain the unusual sensation where my ankle and wrists are?