Involuntary Movements Overview
Involuntary movements are movement symptoms that occur with the personís control. Examples include tics, twitches, muscle spasms, fasciculations, seizures, convulsions, and many other types. Occasional occurrences of twitches or muscle spasms are not necessarily abnormal. One common time for twitches is right at the onset of sleep. However, there are also many types of abnormal involuntary movements resulting from various disorders.
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- Movement symptoms: Movement symptoms affect the ability to make voluntary, purposeful movements. Related symptoms include coordination symptoms (incoordination), muscle weakness, paralysis, motor
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- Tics: Tics are a special type of muscle spasm or involuntary movement that occurs in recurring patterns. Examples of tics may
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- Twitches: Twitches are small muscle spasms that may be normal, or may indicate tics or other seizure type disorders. Occasional twitches
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- Muscle Spasms: Muscle spasms, including muscle cramps, refer to an abnormal contraction of the muscle. A simple example is muscle cramps, which
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- Fasciculations: Fasciculations are a type of involuntary movement of the bodyís muscles. They can appear similar to tics, tremors, or
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