i have been having these symptoms for easily a month now...
it comes and goes...
its not so much painful as it is annoying
what i'm feeling is twitching and pulsing in what seems to be the middle of my knee.
its just the left knee and happens at any time of the day.
if i straighten my knee out it seems to stop it for a shot time
you can't see it twitching or feel it twitching from the outside
when i put pressure on the back of my knee ... it almost feels like it quits
sometimes this twitching is very noticable... other times its just slight
i'm not sure if its an orthopedic issue, possibly RLS or neurological issue? even maybe an issue with an artery that goes through or something?
all i know is that its annoying the heck out of me.
where would you suggest to start? seeing my family dr. or go straight to a orthopedic dr. ? thanks
Tring elevating your legs every day. You can do this in bed by scooting your bottom as close as possible to the wall and then lifting your legs up the wall. I experience twitching, too; and this helps relax both the muslces and nerves of the body. Seems neurological to me...
Benign Muscle twitching syndrome can be made worse by stress and over-exercise to the muscles of the knee. If the knee twitching affects your life to an extreme, prescription and over-the-counter medicationss are available for treating cramps.
Vitamin D and magnesium diet and soda water (contains quinine) are examples of simple treatments that some people have found effective. I take a magnesium supplement before sleeping...
If none of these help, you can ask for an EMG or neurological exam from a neurologist.
My left knee has been twitching, too. Really weird feeling but more than likely has something to do with the fact that my left knee has been operated on 4 times in the past year. It's twitching on the inside where a lot of reconstruction was done. Kinda worried... (the first and fourth surgeries were open-knee and the other two were scopes). I eat plenty of bananas it seems... Any other ideas??
I have the same symptoms as well since last year. It is not painful, but just annoying. I got an ultrasound test but the doctor said I have just some liquid in the back of my left knee. I read about the myoclonus..but the doctor never mentioned about it!!!
I felt the twitch also, but I first started feeling it in the right groin area. I've noticed muscle twitches in the arms as well. The feeling I'm getting in the groin and knee are more like a gurgling sensation.
Experiencing the same twitch in the same left knee as well...
I am having the exact same symptoms for the past few days now and I am not sure if it is the stress or the fact that I have also been working out a lot lately. And I for almost a month or more I have had this cramping/stabbing/ticklish pain from deep within my belly.... I wonder if it is a similar thing to this whole "group of muscle spasms". Now reading the other comments I am even more concerned than I was previously.... Great...
I started having this twitching/pulsating in my left knee a few days ago. It starts suddenly and automatically stops within seconds or minutes. It feels like a glob of jello bouncing around underneath the skin. Rubbing my knee doesn't seem to help. I would've expected something like this to happen in my right knee, since I tore the ACL 30-some years ago, tore the meniscus and now have arthritis in it. But, I have structural defects in my lumbar spine resulting in sciatica on the left side, so I wonder if the twitching might be related. I don't think I've engaged in any more activity to cause it, but rather I'm probably doing too much sitting and not getting enough sleep at night. It was twitching last night, so I took a pill for restless leg syndrome, which I also get and seems to be aggravated by lack of exercise and rest.
I broke my knee 2.5 years ago, recovered well but every so often have a condition similar. Often it is after activity where I put weight through my knee in a different way. It feels like the ligaments are tightening and releasing. The sensation gets stronger and stronger and is quite unbearable. Strangely the only thing that stops it is climbing stairs.. I don't know why.