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Causes Of Cramps In The Left Hand
My left hand cramps really bad to the point were I can't open it! There's a huge amount of pain with it as well! What could this be? How do I stop it?
Check your calcium: It sound like Trousseau's crampGet a more detailed answer ›
I have painful cramps in my left hand and locking. All my doctors don't have answers. What do I do?
Having painful cramping and locking in mostly the left hand. Seen every specialist. No answers. What do I do?
Second opinion: If you haven't seen a hand doctor or a neurologist, I would get second opinions on this ailment. Good luck, ...Read more
My left hand often cramps painfully for 20+ minutes and I cannot stretch it out. I also have numbness in pinkie and ring finger. What could this be?
Often no cause: Spontaneous painful muscle cramps often happen without any detectable cause. Electrolytes imbalance and low Calcium levels in blood are rather uncommon causes of painful cramps. Gentle stretching of the painful muscle along with gentle massage resolves it in few minutes. Some medicines are associated with muscle cramps (like Statins) but they do not cause muscle contraction. ...Read more
I have a pain in my lower left hand side of my stomach area. Its been coming and going for almost a week. What could it be? Doesn't feel like cramps.
See physician: You need to find the cause. A number of problems can produce this symptom. See your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
Hi I have had stomach cramps for the last two days its at its worst when getting up out of a chair the pain is in my lower left hand side?
Pain: Pain in the left lower abdomen always raises the possibility of a condition called diverticulitis. This would be more likely if you had pain with eating and fever. The fact that it hurts when getting up from a chair suggests that it may be muscular in nature. Any change in your bowel movements? See your doctor if the pain gets worse or changes and fever develops. ...Read more
Hello doc sometimes l have cramp on my left hand and sometymes on my upper left side l fell lyke burning inside and having short breath again?
Left hand /side cram: The burning may be reflux with or without H pylori a bacteria, you can see if maalox eases the discomfort (if H pylori need antibiotics also). Sometimes with reflux you can get discomfort in arms. Chest pain could also be cardiac and can radiate to arm. Arm pain can be thoracic outlet syndrome, TMJ or from the neck, (motrin can help, though makes reflux worse)rarely MS. F/U w/doc ...Read more
I have a swollen vein, I think, on the palm of my left hand. Started as a cramp, now is 1/8" round hard bump that hurts?
Need evaluation: We need to know where this lesion is located. It may not be a vein. Ask your physician to have you see a hand specialist ...Read more
I was working 8years in the restaurant...Since I stop working and just stay at home my left hand till my arms always cramping why?
May be nerve problem: A person who had worked with his hands for many years, doing chores of all kinds, can develop problems with the nerves in the hands or arms. Symptoms can come from some parts of nerves getting compressed, as in carpal tunnel syndrome. A primary care doctor, an occupational medicine doctor, an orthopedic doctor, or a rheumatologist can do an exam and see what might be the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numbness in my pinky and ring finger on my left hand for about a month now. Starting to get pain that goes up my arm and hand cramping.
Numb and cramp: These are not normal things to be happening and certainly for the length of time you stated. Go see your doctor now. ...Read more
Hello doctors, I get only left leg cramps at night and left hand aches very often. I have no problem on right side. What is happening on me? Please
Pain in my abdomen, upper waist level on the left hand side. All the way thru from my back to front. Felt similar to muscle cramp but worse! ?
Need an exam:
Any unusual abdominal pain, particulary if severe or recurrent, needs to be evaluated. While it may turn out to be nothing serious, pain is the bodies warning system that something may be wrong and should not be ignored.
When it comes to abdominal pain don't try to diagnosis yourself. See a physician. ...Read more
I am afraid I have early onset ALS. Left leg and left hand aches and cramps. Finger tapping rate slower in left hand which is my dominant hand.?
Hello doc My hubby keeps getting a chest and left hand ache on & off, wot cud the prob be doc? Cud it be a muscle cramp or sumthing 2 b worried about?
Chest pain: Hello doc My hubby keeps getting a chest and left hand ache on & off, wot cud the prob be doc? Cud it be a muscle cramp or sumthing 2 b worried about? ANS: Could be he is having a heart attack and will die before you get him to hospital. I would go to ER or whatever you all do in UK. Call 911 we would do here. Let us know what happens. Good luck. ...Read more
My mom is 66. She is having severe cramping in the flexor and extensor muscles of her left hand and forearm. She is also having lower back pain.
There are a variety of conditions that may cause your mother's symptoms.
Many of them can be ruled out by an exam and some labs.
I would suggest starting with her regular DR who knows her medical history the best. ...Read more
May be a coincidence, since I started levothyroxin I get leg cramps, and joint pain. Thumb on my left hand currently in a brace. Hurts!
Joint pain: Unlikely to be a thyroid issue. Start by seeing the doctor who prescribed the levothyroxin but as I noted I don't think there is a relationship. ...Read more
Left hand cramped up, feeling nauseous and my vision blurred, hyperventilate, trouble speaking, puls very weak & sweatin, its over but chest hurts now
See Dr. Asap: Too vague to venture an answer other than your symptoms are a concern and you should see a Dr. Asap ...Read more
Hand circulation: If we assume poor circulation implies arterial blood flow any blockage in the arteries to the hand may impair the blood flow. This may involve arteries from the chest all the way down to the small vessels in the fingers. This may be related to a variety of conditions. If symptomatic, suggest seeing a vascular surgeon. ...Read more