- Jun 16, 2021
- Learn about ALS
Hello I am a 61 year old male. I have had calf muscle twitching for at least a couple of years. I never really thought much about it but In 2020 I was doing a lot of power walking and started to develop a twitch on my left knee (that seems to have resolved itself.) Recently (past couple of months) I had some new twitches on other parts of my lower legs develop. I also have a mild twitch on my tricep and sometimes my left pec. I spend a lot of time on a computer and phone. Some days on my legs I have nothing some days twitching lasts most of the day. At rest with a heating pad it is mitigated and most of the time will stop or at least become very calm. I notice that some times as well it will stop on its own. I go to sleep and the cycle begins again. MRIs revealed that I have degenerated L4/L5 disc with stenosis. So I was thinking I had a lot of nerve compression but the spine surgeon mentioned ruling out ALS today with an EMG. So I have one scheduled. I have not lost strength and have full power in my legs, arms etc. I have all motor skills I just have these twitches.