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Clenched Hands (Overview)

Clenched hands are hands that are held in the shape of a fist.


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What condition causes clenched hands?

What condition causes clenched hands?

Several: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

Clenched Hands (Overview)

Clenched hands are hands that are held in the shape of a fist.


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What is the best way to get rid of swelling of the hands?

What is the best way to get rid of swelling of the hands?

Elevation, motion: Elevation of your hand above heart level is key, along with range of motion which acts like a pump to remove swelling. An edema glove from a pharmacy or therapist will help. ...Read more

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What condition causes clenched hands?

Several: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I gave birth to two sons with clenched hands and small lungs but all testing was normal. What could have caused this?

I gave birth to two sons with clenched hands and small lungs but all testing was normal. What could have caused this?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I get a weird sensation when clenching hands sometimes. What could it be?

I get a weird sensation when clenching hands sometimes. What could it be?

See your doctor: These types of symptoms need to be augmented with a physical examination and perhaps labs and x-rays. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause involuntary hand clenching? I've noticed that my husband is repetitively clenching his hands (in and open, clench. Open, clench pattern). When i point it out to him, he is always unaware that he is doing it. It is very possible/likely th

What could cause involuntary hand clenching? I've noticed that my husband is repetitively clenching his hands (in and open, clench. Open, clench pattern). When i point it out to him, he is always unaware that he is doing it.  It is very possible/likely th

You : You say "involuntary", but from your description it sounds like he does it on purpose, but just isn't aware he is doing it. He might be responding to numbness or cramping in the hand from a nerve issue. If he has numbness, dexterity issues, or any other problems, it's worth having a look. The best current evidence is that carpal tunnel syndrome is structural and genetic, just like the color of your eyes or the age at which your hair turns grey. The idea that carpal tunnel syndrome was related to activities such as typing was at least overstated, and might turn out to be a myth. ...Read more

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Why do I sleep with my hands clenched?

Why do I sleep with my hands clenched?

Stress: You are experiencing a measure of the stress you have. Consider a consult with a cognitive behavioral therapist for stress reduction training ...Read more