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Bluefield, VA
A 27-year-old female asked:

My hand draws up sometimes like a spasm and hurts unless i just let it run it's course. it usually lasts 30-90 seconds. what can cause this?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
Writer's cramp: Sounds like activity related hand cramping. Other concerns include arthritis if this occurs early in the day only. Rarer concern is focal seizures but this usually will progress to involve the whole arm.
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Dr. Barbara Saracino
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Overusing it the wro: If you a re using your hand on a daily basis either the way you are doing your work or how u do the work you are overusing the muscles in your hand .Also could be due to an electrolyte deficiency , vitamin b6 , 12 or Folic Acid diabetes nerve damage thyroid issues.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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