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    Worth a follow up?

    I have attached a photo of the area of concern. The dent is on my right foot, better seen by rotating clockwise 90 degrees. My other foot does not have this indentation
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    Worth a follow up?

    That is correct, except the time frame is closer to 2 years. I understand asymetry is common but this is definitely new. I also have significant heel pain which i can only assume is due to added stress to the area. My concern is due to 3 factors: -- Slightly abnormal EMG in feet -- Continual...
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    Worth a follow up?

    37 years old. In May of 2017 I began having fasicularions and my reflexes were described as brisk. My EMG had this snippet: "Increased insertional activity, fibrillation, or positive sharp wave potentials suggestive of active denervation were noted in the bilateral FDI foot muscles in...
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    Fasics, brisk reflexes, challenges with daily tasks

    Took your suggestion Al, and neuro wrote back tosay that the study was near normal and these nonspecific issues in isolation could be from things as simple as walking. I will follow up with the "active" part of this at my appointment but i am going to (attempt to) close the ALS fear chapter of...
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    Fasics, brisk reflexes, challenges with daily tasks

    Thanks nikki. I tried to send you a private message of thanks for sharing that personal story but cant figure out how. This forum actually helped me by NOT replying much to my original post as i figured everyone agreed with vincent, and now i have a not perfect EMG so i guess let the waiting...
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    Fasics, brisk reflexes, challenges with daily tasks

    Would you say that statement holds true even in the early portion of onset? If i didnt have the fasiculations i never would have dreamed ALS based on my symptoms, so i feel like its early. And since you cant get the EMG "too early" i was happy with his diagnosis, but now after reading it im...
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    Fasics, brisk reflexes, challenges with daily tasks

    He said something right after the exam along the lines of "a few things going on in your feet, but thats basically everyone since we use them so much". So, i took that as normal, and was surprised to see those " scary " words on my EMG. I have a follow up July 24 and will inquire, but wanted...
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    Fasics, brisk reflexes, challenges with daily tasks

    While i thought the emg was normal, today a copy came in the mail. "Increased insertional activity, fibrillation, or positive sharp wave potentials suggestive of active denervation were noted in the bilateral FDI foot muscles in isolation" Does this count as abnormal? Anything to worry...
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    Fasics, brisk reflexes, challenges with daily tasks

    Thank you for your reply. My EMG of legs was done June 2. Bulbar issues started a couple of weeks before that, tongue fasiculations began a few days ago. With that being said, would you believe an EMG of the bulbar area would be prudent, or is this a waste of time since i recently had a clean...
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    Fasics, brisk reflexes, challenges with daily tasks

    Hi all, i am a 35 year old male. January- Saw primary for back of neck pain. Prescribed muscle relaxers and suggested massage. Pain persisted, was also getting headaches so ordered a brain MRI. February - Referred to neuro for non specific spots on brain MRI. Neuro was not too concerned...
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