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Is it normal to get hand cramps after doing mallet exercises?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by mallet exercises. If you are referring in drum mallets, or something similar, then you can develope hand cramping. This can be caused by overuse, nerve compression, or rarely circulation problems. Make sure you warm up properly for 2-5 minutes, then begin your mallet exercises. Stop before you get cramping and rest. Then repeat cycle. ...Read more

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I have hand cramps when I am writing and it enables me to right I am still in schooling so it is very difficult not to write what can I do?!

I have hand cramps when I am writing and it enables me to right I am still in schooling so it is very difficult not to write what can I do?!

See an occupational: Therapist. Some kids & teens have problems with proprioception (sensing where body parts are in relation to each other) & kinesthesia (sensing where body is in space).When this information doesn't get transmitted to the brain easily, kids grip pens & pencils differently & tightly to get pain fibers to send the message. It works, but it causes cramps. An ot can help you with a solution. ...Read more

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What causes hand cramps?

What causes hand cramps?

Muscle: Use of hand muscles which are small and weak with a small cross sectional area may seem important but itis nit hte most significant. Sometime calcium metabolism, swelling, fatigue, nerve compression. ...Read more

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When I write for longer the 5 mins my hand cramps up and hurts real bad. Why?

When I write for longer the 5 mins my hand cramps up and hurts real bad. Why?

Interesting: Writing for 30 minutes should be well tolerated at your age. Are you taking narcotic medications because you have been injured and are just resuming your writing activities?
Muscle, nerve, motor control and congenital (spastic) conditions can create problems. Talk with your doctor about the problem. Get tested for acquired nerve problems from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome if you have numbness too. ...Read more

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How can I ease leg and hand cramps?

How can I ease leg and hand cramps?

MYALGIAS/CRAMPS: MYALGIAS And cramps need a through W/U. You can ease symptoms and minimize severity with a gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com/gutbliss. Com and a variety of vitamins that I recommend on rejuvenation-science. Com especially Uniquinol Also follow up for exams and labs with your doctor. Especially VitD/B12/Folic Acid/iron studies.. Meds like lyrica (pregabalin) /cymbalta/savella can help ...Read more

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My hand cramps up when I'm sleeping, why?

My hand cramps up when I'm sleeping, why?

Hand cramps sleeping: Brain disorder
chronic kidney disease and dialysis
damage to a single nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) or multiple nerves (polyneuropathy) that are connected to muscles
dehydration (not having enough fluids in your body)
peripheral neuropathy., decreased mg, calcium, vitamin d. Please see you doctor.
Refer to: www. Healthcentral. Com and type in hand and foot spasms. ...Read more

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What could possibly cause leg & hand cramps?

What could possibly cause leg & hand cramps?

Check out this link: Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=2024. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen help hand cramps?

Ibuprofen help hand cramps?

No: Ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory medication. Muscle cramps happen from causes other than inflammation (and there are many). If you get the cramps frequently it would be a good idea to see a doctor to find the cause. A few things to try on your own would be magnesium supplements or epsom salt soaks, warm compresses, or massage. Also pay attention to whether you might be dehydrated. ...Read more

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22/male constant hand cramps no weakness, what are chances it could be ALS, it does not run in my family? Need some peace if mind please!!

22/male constant hand cramps no weakness, what are chances it could be ALS, it does not run in my family? Need some peace if mind please!!

Rest easy son: With just hand cramps as your symptom and no family history of ALS I would say that Killer Krill that hunt giant Sperm Whales found in the ocean would be more likely to exist than you having ALS with that presentation. In other words, just work on UNcramping your hands a little which could be stress and so forth. If you were inconsolable over this then, see a neurologist to check you over. ...Read more

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I get foot and hand cramps, I might have dystonia. What tests will a neurologist do to diagnose. Age 23 male?

I get foot and hand cramps, I might have dystonia. What tests will a neurologist do to diagnose. Age 23 male?

Examine you: Dystonia is a class of movement disorders characterized by involuntary movements, tremors, or spasms. The causes of these disorders include medications, genetics, or degenerative or traumatic brain injuries. The most important test that your neurologist will do is a careful physical exam. Tests in addition to this should be considered only they improve your treatment in some way. ...Read more

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Right arm weak my hand cramps up and my fingers get cold why is that and worse at times if I bend my arm any reasons why?

Right arm weak my hand cramps up and my fingers get cold why is that and worse at times if I bend my arm any reasons why?

Nerve and or artery: More details about exactly which fingers and which parts of the get-go would help. Is the problem precipitated by cold weather or be in a cold room? To the fingers change colors? Does your "funnybone" get "hit"a lot? What other circumstances or activity calls or exacerbate the problem and what relieves it? ...Read more

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22 year old male having some hand cramps and leg cramps, can it be ALS? It does not run in my family by the way?

22 year old male having some hand cramps and leg cramps, can it be ALS? It does not run in my family by the way?

Cramps: Can be caused by many conditions (electrolyte imbalance is probably the most common). Once can see muscle cramps at some stages of ALS but this disorder is quite uncommon and would more likely present with weakness initially. Ask your doctor to have a look at you and if the diagnosis is not revealed with an exam and simple blood tests by all means seek the opinion of a neurologist regarding ALS ...Read more

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Painful lump on index finger. Started on palm but now on distal side. Wrist is painful also. Can bend without pain but can not grip and hand cramps.

Painful lump on index finger. Started on palm but now on distal side. Wrist is painful also. Can bend without pain but can not grip and hand cramps.

Get a Grip.: It sounds as though you may be experiencing the beginning symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome. This problem is best addressed early. To remove all doubt, consult with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My 13 yr old dgt is a competitive baton twirler and extremely active! After sweating profusely, she gets leg & hand cramps. She drinks lots of h2o!

My 13 yr old dgt is a competitive baton twirler and extremely active! After sweating profusely, she gets leg & hand cramps. She drinks lots of h2o!

Check electrolytes: Have her checked for low potassium, calcium and sodium. Before participating in sports have here consume electrolyres rich fluids such as powerade, gatorade or pedialyte mixed with fruit juice. ...Read more

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22 year old Latino, what are the chances for me to get ALS, does not run in family, I have hand cramps runs up my arm? Need some peace of mind plz

22 year old Latino, what are the chances for me to get ALS, does not run in family, I have hand cramps runs up my arm? Need some peace of mind plz

Very rare: ALS has gotten a lot of press lately due to the ice bucket challenge. In reality, it is an extremely rare disease. In the US, about 5, 000 people (out of 300, 000, 000) are diagnosed per year. Hand cramps are not part of the symptom progression of ALS. Nothing is impossible, but it is very unlikely you have the disease. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Not looking for diagnosis just ideas, Iseeing my doc in jan, 22/m some weaknes in left arm and leg comes and goes, hand cramps, twitching, als?

Not looking for diagnosis just ideas, Iseeing my doc in jan, 22/m some weaknes in left arm and leg comes and goes, hand cramps, twitching, als?

You're right No Dx: You are absolutely correct. On the basis of what you have presented no diagnosis is actually possible much less placing ALS as a possibility. Your age and the fact that you are saying weakness comes and goes on one side of your body puts that off the table. If you are interested in a private consultation to get more ideas on this please feel free to look me up at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Have high anxiety. 35 yr old female. NormalCBC negative ANA, started muscle twitching random places, hand cramps. ALS? Brain MRI negative. Please advi

Have high anxiety. 35 yr old female. NormalCBC negative ANA, started muscle twitching random places, hand cramps. ALS? Brain MRI negative. Please advi

Ask your primary: Care MD for referrals to a psychiatrist & psychologist for diagnosis & treatment of your Anxiety Disorder (s). Anti-anxiety medications may help, at least during the 1st months of Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy. Also ask for a referral to a neurologist to address your concerns. A normal neurological exam helps confirm a dx. Of Illness Anxiety Disorder, but does not make its symptoms go away. ...Read more

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Night sweats, sore wrists, tingling in feet, hands feel weak and not often but when I grab something my hand cramps up is this carpal tunnel?

Night sweats, sore wrists, tingling in feet, hands feel weak and not often but when I grab something my hand cramps up is this carpal tunnel?

Not typical: Carpal tunnel is isolated to the wrists and is not typically associated with night sweats or tingling in the feet. It sounds as if you need a physical exam and laboratory testing to figure out the cause of your symptoms, . ...Read more

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Are burning hands a symptom of diabetes?

Are burning hands a symptom of diabetes?

Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have hand and feet pain might be diabetes?

I have hand and feet pain might be diabetes?

MAYBE DIABETES: The definitive answer is maybe. Long-term undiagnosed diabetes can cause these neuropathy symptoms, as can many other disorders. Family history of diabetes? Have you ever been tested? See your family doctor for a work-up.
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Does diabetes cause severe arm and hand pain?

Does diabetes cause severe arm and hand pain?

Indirectly: Diabetes is a leading cause for peripheral neuropathy and compressive neuropathies like carpal tunnel syndrome. I would recommend an evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have clammy hands and feet you have diabetes?

What does it mean when you have clammy hands and feet you have diabetes?

Sweat soles: No it does not mean you have diabetes. It means your anxiety level may be high to cause your sweat glands to produce more sweat. It's typically a hormone caused issue with no concerns. ...Read more

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I have diabetes insipidus. I lately get a lot of muscle cramps. Can the 2 be related and what can I do?

I have diabetes insipidus. I lately get a lot of muscle cramps. Can the 2 be related and what can I do?

Electrolytes: Di is a failure of the kidney to hold on to h2o your cramps may be due to significant electrolyte abnormalities you need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I often feel faint when I'm hungry and I can't see anything, my hands become numb, and even pass out sometimes. I don't have diabetes though.?

I often feel faint when I'm hungry and I can't see anything, my hands become numb, and even pass out sometimes. I don't have diabetes though.?

Maybe hypoglycemia: You are describing symptoms that may be in keeping with a low blood sugar. If possible get your blood sugar checked during one of these episodes. Make sure you eat frequent meals. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Continue cramps in my feet have diabetes tried many things and nothing seems to help I it happens at least 5 nights a week it makes me cry please he?

Continue cramps in my feet have diabetes tried many things and nothing seems to help I it happens at least 5 nights a week it makes me cry please he?

Muscle cramps: Common medications that can cause muscle cramps are Actos and Losartan. Flexeril, Zanaflex and Skelaxin (metaxalone) are muscle relaxant medications that are commonly used to treat muscle cramps. Ask your doctor to adjust your medication accordingly. Take care. ...Read more