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Unexpected Limb Movement?

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Does anyone have unexpected twitching or movement from there residual limb?

(My wife is mad at me, I’ll tell the story later.)

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Hi! Nice to see you back here again.

What did you do? Knock something over ?? ooops!

My residual would twitch A LOT till i had a revision 12 years ago to shorten the bone. They saw at the same time how much the nerves had grown, entangled around the bone (surgeon even took a photo of this during OP :angry: ) So, i think it's nerve related, obviously. Unless it causes you pain, i wouldn't worry about it. Just don't go whacking people around the head ... ooops B)

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As some of you know, I am an upper extremity amputee. Sometimes when I’m just on the verge of going to sleep my arm will unexpectedly jump or twitch. Well, last night my wife and I were lying in bed facing each other as I was just about asleep when it happened. My arm for some reason jumped and I hit her perfectly in the eye. I know she has a black eye this morning. I felt so bad that I done that to her.

After her pain subsided she thought it was hilarious. It’s a good thing that I wasn’t wearing my hook.

I'm sorry baby!!!

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HI Lefty

I am a RBKA but sometimed my leg will jump and it scares me to death lol, but it sometimes twitches, is that normal?

Lesley

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Hey Lefty try an ice pack in the shape of a bunch of roses. :D ..Should get you out of trouble lol.

After my last surgery my stump twitched a lot. Drove me mad for a bit but it settled down as hasn't happened for a while now.

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I have the same thing.

My residual limb tends to twitch a bit at night after I have removed my leg.

It is kind of a jolty, involuntary movement but does't tend to last more than a few seconds.

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