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Hi,

I'm a 43 Year Old Male. THe last week of June I was playing basketball with my son, the next morning I noticed a soreness in my shoulder that still hasn't gone away. I haven't noticed any atrophy, but my left arm is a bit weaker than my right. I also have tingling in my left hand (I've had this for 6 years though, it's a bi product of elbow surgery I think). My right calf is somewhat stiff.

A few nights ago my left thumb started twitching and moving on it's own, originating at the joint where the thumb joins the hand.

I've also noticed muscle twitching in my calves, shoulder blade, triceps, side, and sometimes the forearms. They come and go and feel like a flutter. (The more I search on ALS the more they flutter so I do acknowledge it might be anxiety.

No weight loss, no drooling.

I'm getting a rotator cuff checked out this Friday.

My question, are fascicullations a symptom of onset of ALS, or are they usually something that later occurs because of the disease?

Thanks,

Mike
Hi Mike, I am not a Dr, I personally dont think you have als. You may have just pulled a muscle in your shoulder or moved it wrong when you was playing ball.

The tingling in you arm may be caused by carpel tunnel.
As for stiffness, did you do any stretching exercises before playing ball ?

My partner also gets twitching now and then all over his body at different times, he does not have als he is completely healthy.

Fasciculation normally start when weakness and waisting appear as the nerves start to fail.

I wouldnt worry :bouncing:

[QUOTE=Neutron]Hi,

I'm a 43 Year Old Male. The last week of June I was playing basketball with my son, the next morning I noticed a soreness in my shoulder that still hasn't gone away. I haven't noticed any atrophy, but my left arm is a bit weaker than my right. I also have tingling in my left hand (I've had this for 6 years though, it's a bi product of elbow surgery I think). My right calf is somewhat stiff.

A few nights ago my left thumb started twitching and moving on it's own, originating at the joint where the thumb joins the hand.

I've also noticed muscle twitching in my calves, shoulder blade, triceps, side, and sometimes the forearms. They come and go and feel like a flutter. (The more I search on ALS the more they flutter so I do acknowledge it might be anxiety.

No weight loss, no drooling.

I'm getting a rotator cuff checked out this Friday.

My question, are fasciculations a symptom of onset of ALS, or are they usually something that later occurs because of the disease?

Thanks,

Mike[/QUOTE]





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