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Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Neurology & Int Medicine (US Trained): 20 yrs experience
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I have constant twitching in my calf muscles. Getting really

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I have constant twitching in my calf muscles. Getting really worried... When i say constant its all the time in both calves. I don't have any signs of weakness that i can tell.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.
Hi there. Are you in good health otherwise? Do you take any meds? Any supplements (other than Mg)?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, otherwise fairly good health, I run most weekends although I live with constant worry. I take asthma inhalers when needed and 10mg linsinopril for blood pressure. I also take pottasium and a general multivitamin.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.
Assuming your electrolytes are within normal limits (this can be checked easily), the twitching in both calf muscles at the same usually indicates neuromuscular irritability from overuse, repetitive strain, or the fasciculations of stress and fatigue. You should consider having a general check up from your primary care doctor and request a referral to physical therapy or a sports medicine specialist. They can work with you to make sure you are not doing anything in your daily activities that is contributing to this. They can also design a home program of stretching and strengthening for you. You would not need to worry about this otherwise, unless you have noticed weakness or atrophy in the legs, or your family doctor has noted other abnormalities in your neurological exam.