Muscle twitching can be the body’s way of telling us that we’re tired or in need of more exercise. It’s also a common sign that there may be a health issue or nutritional imbalance. It can be a sign of low blood sugar or fatigue, an unbalanced diet and dehydration, vitamin deficiencies, stress or anxiety, overuse of caffeine, certain medications like corticosteroids, and more serious conditions such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
The first thing to do is to try and figure out why the muscle is twitching. This will help us determine the proper course of action to take to relieve the symptoms.
When the cause of twitching is simply muscular fatigue, treatment typically isn’t necessary as the spasms will usually subside within a few days. Taking it easy after your workout, hydrating with water, and eating a well-balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats and good carbs will help you get back to normal quickly.
However, if the twitching persists or is accompanied by other signs and symptoms, it’s best to visit your doctor for further evaluation. They will ask you some questions, including when the twitching started and how often it occurs. They will also do a physical exam and gather your medical history. In addition, they may run blood tests to check for electrolyte deficiencies, vitamin deficiencies, and thyroid problems. They may also order a CT scan or an MRI to assess the condition of your muscles and nerves.