I have a couple of things going on with me, so I am worried. I have muscle twitches that I have had for as long as I can remember. But now that I read about ALS I notice them more often. I don't know if this is in my head or I just have more of them for a reason like ALS. My wife thinks I always worry about every little thing and that I am fine. The other thing about two months ago I thought I pulled a muscle or something behind my leg right behind the knee. I do work out alot. However it is not healing fast. about 2wks ago it was feeling much better for about a week and then I went back to the gym and used the leg machine and I am hurting again. When I first get up from sitting or laying down it hurts for the 1st five steps then it does not hurt as much. I don.t appear to have a muscle loss or weakness I can still lift a good amount of weight. I became a type 2 diabetic this year as well. Should I be worried does it sound like a possibility of ALS. I do notice that my leg hurts bad when I bend it calf touching hamstring. Will appreciate a response.
From all I have read on this, the muscle twitches come after the muscle weakness, not before. Muscle twitches are very common and are usually benign. Maybe you just have BFS. I am certainly not an expert (I have questions regarding my own possible ALS), but once the muscle weakness sets in, I think it is terminal, i.e., it does not get better for a while, then return etc. It sounds like you just have an injury to your leg. Have you had x-rays etc? I don't think you have anything to worry about concerning ALS.
Thank you for getting back with me. I will find out more in two weeks when I see my Doctor. My wife thinks I just have an injury as well. I had also heard that pain most of the time does not start with ALS, weakness is the first sign. Things like stumbling or tripping maybe dropping things. A doctor I talked to on line thinks that I have something called a bakers cyst I did look it up a few hours ago and it is possible. I will see. I hope things go well for you. Take care.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.