Random Left Hand Thumb Twitching?
I’m not sure why but at any given time my thumb (left hand) will start to twitch uncontrollably. I massage my hand to try to get it to stop but it comes and goes at least twice a day. I have no kind of medical insurance so any kind of “doctor workup” is impossible. Any ideas on what it could be? I was thinking carpal-tunnel because I do type for about 10 hours a day (I work online). I’m wondering if there’s anyone who’s experienced the same problem – and do you have any home-based remedies that could potentially adjust the problem?
Yes, I have had the same problem, and also in the right hand. I do a lot of typing on computer, so I thought I had something wrong with my hands. It turned out that the problem was not at this level, but higher in the shoulder, due ot a wrong typing position caused by the excessive height of my desk. As I had to maintain my shoulders up constantly to have my hands parallel to the keyboard, I exerted a constant effort on my shoulder muscles and back muscles, which in turn exerted efforts on my spine and moved dorsal and cervical vertebrae out of place.
I changed my chair for a higher chair which allowed me to have a more correct typing posture.
Beside going to a chiropractor or a massage therapist (massage worked wonders in my situation), I also pause several times during the day, and move my arms and shoulders around, back and forth, in a circular motion. This helps the muscles to relax and work in a different way.
Also, I increase my intake of water to help eliminate lactic acid (which builds up in cramped muscles), and from time to time I take potassium and magnesium in combination to help relieve stress in my back muscles.
My thumb twitching problem is only occasional now.
I hope this can help you.