A member asked:

I have a tremor in right hand for about2yrs but i've noticed lately is getting worse with slight weakness in hand that comes&goes.what can cause this?

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. David Chrisman answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Cosmetic

Movement disorder : Hand tremor has been linked to TMJ problems and so are dizziness and headache. Your recent tooth extraction could have intensified an already existing jaw problem creating more hand tremor, headache , and dizziness. See a dentist specially trained to treat TMJ problems for an evaluation.

Answered 6/10/2014


Dr. Andrew Braunstein answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Nerve problem: You could have a problem with nerves going to your hand, or a more central nerve or microvascular problem. See a neurologist.

Answered 7/21/2013


Dr. David Brouwer answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Tremor: Hand tremor can be caused by a variety of medical issues, including thyroid disease. But if you also have weakness in that hand it is most suggestive of a primary neurological problem, and you should have a neurologist examine you. A neuropathy can occur which impairs the function of one of the nerves to the hand. Also nerve compression in the spinal column or a brain lesion need consideration.

Answered 9/28/2016



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