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  • Arms & Wrists

    Has anyone experienced arm raising or wrist twisting or rolling?

    My son experiences a combination of vocal and physical tics, usually at the same time. His wrist spin and twist.
    PJK

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    Arms &amp; Wrists

    I tend to clinch my fists alot or I alot of times will stress my thumb and its muscles to a point of discomfort or pain over an over. I literally think I may be getting carpaltunnel. I almost seem like sometimes I lose slight feeling in my fingers.
    The other day at a local grocery store, I saw a rack with books on it and one of them said, "pregancy for dummies"............

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      Outstretching an arm to its fullest extent is one that has been with me for the longest time. It requires the arm to be extended to the fullest extension to be satifying, and if teh extension is done at a high rate of speed, the satisfaction is greater.
      Steve

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      • #4
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        I do hand flapping (which is considered an autistic thing), but also twisting my wrist back and forth at a rapid rate when agitated, or after holding tics in for a long time (which also makes me agitated, of course).
        German citizen, married to a Canadian for 28 years, four daughters, one son, eight grandchildren (and one on the way).

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        • #5
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          Question, this is more a control of a tic. When riding in a car, does anyone else postion their free arm(s) in almost a locked position? Its almost if I tense or lock my arms or legs, it can control the tics, but you than cant use your arm really. (ex. I usually wrap my arm around the head rest really tight)
          The other day at a local grocery store, I saw a rack with books on it and one of them said, "pregancy for dummies"............

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          • #6
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            Adam:

            Interesting question you raise.

            Could it be that you are giving it something to do?
            Relieving stress or fatigue?

            I wonder who else has found themselves doing this :?:
            PJK

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            • #7
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              Well, alot of my tics seem to always involve an urge to tight my muscles or cause tightness on a joint. I think maybe since my arm is alraedy in this tense state my brain thinks, hey, we must have already relieved that urge. But once I take my arm off its back to normal, but its not worse. Its not like if I try to hold a tic in. When I do that, the longer I go, the worse the tics will come when I stop holding it in. Here, its not like Im holding it in, its more like Im in a constant state of "tic" for that body part but again, I lose function of my arm until I take it off.
              The other day at a local grocery store, I saw a rack with books on it and one of them said, "pregancy for dummies"............

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                Adam:

                I've seen my son tense joints even bend them the wrong way (double jointed) he always has an expression on his face at the same time.

                I was never sure if it was a tic or an attempt of self injury.

                He has pain in his joints now from time to time depending on weather.

                He does that fist and knuckle thing too.

                Sometimes he hits the limb that is reacting with the other hand or up against something like a door jam or wall.
                Usually he is hurt and always the object is hurt.
                PJK

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                  fist clencing is a new one for me that i have started doing over the last couple of weeks,i clench so hard that the tops of my fingers are now sore,especially my ring finger,i squeeze so that my little finger knuckles crack and then open my fist then clench again several times very quickly,i hope it doesnt last too long,it is getting a bit sore now
                  jo

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                    Steve Quote: "Outstretching an arm to its fullest extent is one that has been with me for the longest time. It requires the arm to be extended to the fullest extension to be satifying".

                    My son does this one and he has done it for years. He does both arms at the same time, but it is not done fast, but at the same rate each time.

                    Does anyone notice that stress will sometimes bring out more tics? Or have the same tics happen more often? Steph

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by StephMomToOne
                      Does anyone notice that stress will sometimes bring out more tics? Or have the same tics happen more often? Steph
                      Absolutely. I think anyone with TS will tell you that stress level is a major factor when it comes to the severity and frequency of tics.

                      TS can be affected by psychological stress (I have a big test tomorrow) and by various forms of physical stress (I have a sore back, my allergies are acting up, etc).
                      Colin

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                      • #12
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                        Steph:

                        Answer 100% YES!

                        My son has anxiety too, so add that and stress rises expressing tics.

                        When it is bad, he becomes frustrated with himself.

                        Do a search on "stress" within the forum...you will see a lot of other related experiences you can draw from and hopefully some helpful tips that have worked for others.
                        PJK

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                          Wrist Rolling

                          My son used to have a wrist/arm tic, I'd forgotten about it until you posted your question. His was a quick wrist roll, can't explain it other than that way, was only one side and usually involved some tic with his hand. It's gone now which is typical. If I remember correctly he followed it with cracking all his fingers (which he still does yuck!)N

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                            Nadyne:

                            Thank you for posting. It seems to be more common then I thought.

                            My son tries not to crack his knuckes now and the wrist rolling does not happened since this summer.

                            If the cracking gets bad he bangs his hand or wrist against the edge of a table. This obviously hurts a lot, but he gets frustrated trying to control the tic. I am always concerned about broken fingers.....
                            PJK

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                              I'm the opposite, but I seem to be a rarity in the fact that stress actually makes me tic LESS. When I'm happy, excited, (or cold--go figure), I tic a lot. When I'm stressed, angry, depressed, sick, etc., my ticcing frequency goes WAAAAAYYY down.

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