I do a lot with my hands. I crochet, type (A LOT), play with my daughter, etc. I mean, we use our hands for everything, so when my thumb on my right hand started doing this twitching thing a couple weeks ago it really freaked me out. It does it a couple times a day now most of the time when my hands aren’t doing anything.
Some time last year, I came under attack by a coffee mug. (I reached into the cupboard, it fell, landed on the granite counter top and came flying at me!) Anyway, I think I may have tried to catch the mug but ended up cutting myself pretty badly on my right hand. Yes, I needed stitches…my first time ever. The cut was on my thumb pretty much parallel with it from where my thumb meets my palm halfway up my thumb. I needed 3 stitches is all.
Since then, I have had some pain in my thumb especially when using scissors or anything that may press on the scar tissue. I did have an MRI done (waste of time) and the results were not conclusive. For what I paid, I should have been able to take home the machine.
So when this twitching thing started, I pretty much assumed it had something to do with my past accident.
I did a search on WebMD because that is where I find all my health information and used their Symptom Checker. If you have Painless Muscle Twitching in your fingers you could have: Epilepsy or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Really? I think not so I did a little more searching. Carpal Tunnel or early Parkinson’s also came up. The ALS is coming up everywhere. Read some forum posts and it looks like it could be nothing to signs of something quite serious.
The amount of information online is great but sometimes I think a lot of it is just space-filler, very unnecessary. I may have to just make an appt with the doc if it continues and gets more bothersome. I personally think it may be a pinched nerve or maybe Carpal Tunnel.
Anyone else with a limb that just moves on its own? I know a thumb is not much of a limb but you know what I mean.