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Doctor insights on: Hand Muscle Cramps Causes

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What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

Irritated muscles: Venous disease, dehydration, low levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, tired muscles from heavy exercise, or prolonged standing and working on legs. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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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What causes muscle cramps and spasms during exercise?

What causes muscle cramps and spasms during exercise?

Fatigue, dehydration: Probably the most likely causes for muscle cramps is either fatigue or dehydration. I say several cases in the first football game of the season in the fourth quarter usually if you are not in optimal shape or you havent taken enough fluids the muscles will cramp. Better to try to avoid the problem in the first place. ...Read more

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Can chest muscle strain causes arm numbness?

Can chest muscle strain causes arm numbness?

No: You need to uncover the cause of the arm numbness. Some thoughts with chest symptoms, could be pectoralis minor syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, but other nerve issues could be considered. A neurologist may be needed. The muscle strain is most likely secondary to the arm issue. ...Read more

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Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Fasiculations: Fasiculations may be a benign finding but when localized to only one part of your body it might be a sign of nerve damage; you say that you are having arm and neck pain which raises the possibility that you might have irritation of one of cervical (neck) nerve roots. If present, it would also explain why you see Fasiculations. If your signs/symptoms worsen/ persists consider a visit to your MD ...Read more

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Can a shoulder muscle spasm cause hand numbness?

Can a shoulder muscle spasm cause hand numbness?

Yes: There are many causes for this...Most common is of a nerve being pinched in the neck that can lead to spasming of the shoulder region with numbness of the hand. This is known as a cervical radiculopathy. There are other possibilities including an injury to the brachial plexus or carpal tunnel syndrome. You should see either a physiatrist or neurologist for a full exam. ...Read more

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What muscle or metabolic disease causes muscle burning but no weakness ? Very bad muscle burning in the biceps thighs and calves?

What muscle or metabolic disease causes muscle burning but no weakness ? Very bad muscle burning in the biceps thighs and calves?

Muscle burning: Muscle burning pain may be muscle in origin or nerve in origin. If bilateral in biceps, thighs, and calves you would expect more of a systemic cause such as lactate build up after vigorous exercise; thyroid disease; inflammatory condition of the muscles, which can be infectious, autoimmune, or metabolic. Sometimes it can also be induced by new medications. ...Read more

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What causes itching and muscle twitches?

What causes itching and muscle twitches?

Nerve damage: One of the causes is damage of the peripheral nerves. ...Read more

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What could cause leg aching, cramping, and twitchy?

What could cause leg aching, cramping, and twitchy?

Cramping: Several reasons can cause muscle cramping. These include but not limited to electrolyte disturbances or muscle related problems. ...Read more

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What causes unilateral lower leg muscle weakness and atrophy?

What causes unilateral lower leg muscle weakness and atrophy?

Nerve damage: If you have unilateral muscle weakness and atrophy there has to be an injury or impingement of the nerve which innervates that part of your leg. A demyelinating process such as MS may also lead to muscle atrophy and weakness unilaterally. Other causes may be trauma to that muscle, prolonged immobilization in a cast, or not weight bearing on the leg can lead to loss of strength and muscle mass. ...Read more

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What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

Narcolepsy?: Some patients have narcolepsy and cataplexy. It is characterized by sudden and transient episodes of bilateral loss of muscle tone without loss of consciousness often triggered by an emotional stimulus such as laughter, surprise, anger, fear or humorous situations. Other reasons are sleep paralysis (weakness on awakening), what could be normal. ...Read more

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What causes eye muscle spasms?

What causes eye muscle spasms?

Several things: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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What causes muscle aching after exercise?

What causes muscle aching after exercise?

Stress /remodeling: Exercise stresses muscles bones & joints, though it's usually an example of "good" stress. When we push ourselves more than the muscle is ready for, we cause microscopic tears in the muscle and micro-fractures in bones that the body then has to "fix". This is natural & makes muscles/bones stronger, but also sore. Warm up well, drink lots of water, and don't push too far or you risk a big tear. ...Read more

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Can crps cause bone pain and muscle cramps? (left leg)

Can crps cause bone pain and muscle cramps? (left leg)

Unclear Questions??: Please do not use abbreviations...They have different meaning to different folks!. Indicate your problem and question more clearly. What are these numbers #40 and #41. You have got me confused. Please simplify your problem so that we can address it better. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle spasms?

What causes painful muscle spasms?

Lack of circulation: Most muscle spasms will happen after workingout due to the lack of good blood circulation in the muscle. By stretching and doing a lighter workout you should be able to avoid these cramps as you develop new blood vessels. If changing your routine does not remedy the cramping consult your doctor. There are other causes that wll be need to be checked. ...Read more

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What can cause calf muscle contractions?

What can cause calf muscle contractions?

Calf muscle contraction: If you are experiencing the cramping at night then this is likely due to compression of lumbar nerves coming from your lower back. You may want to change the position in which you sleep or possibly even the mattress you are sleeping on. Follow up with a neurologist to determine whether you have lumbar spine problems. Good luck ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause arm and leg pain? Similar to muscle pain and cramps

Muscle pain and: cramps can be due to low magnesium or the side-effect of statin medications. Please see your doc. After that you may want to supplement w/magnesium. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What do I do for estreme leg, feet and hand muscle cramps? Kept me up all night--still spasaming. Tried diazapam that I have for occasional cramping and drank some tonic water for the quinine and drank gator ade for the electrolights.

What do I do for estreme leg, feet and hand muscle cramps? Kept me up all night--still spasaming.  Tried diazapam that I have for occasional cramping and drank some tonic water for the quinine and drank gator ade for the electrolights.

I : I agree with dr. Jaffery. Another consideration would be spinal cord irritation and a neurologic exam would be able to uncover that problem. Before you visit the neurologist make sure to differentiate between "spasms", cramps, and restless legs. Spasms respresent a painful and involuntary muscle contraction. It can not be released voluntarily. A muscle cramp is a sudden intermittent pain of a muscle that may involve involuntary contractions and can be associated with spasms. Restless legs refers to an uneasiness and restlessness in the legs when at rest. This most commonly occurs after going to bed but can be seen earlier in the evening (anticipation). Cramps can also be associated with arthritic conditions and cold exposure. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Keep getting muscle cramps on my foot when I drive (step on accelerator) n on my hand for the past 2 weeks. What's wrong?

Keep getting muscle cramps on my foot when I drive (step on accelerator) n on my hand for the past 2 weeks. What's wrong?

Several options: Did you change any medicines or doses? Are you dehydrated? Have you started or stopped any supplements? Medicines, hydration, supplements, electrolytes, stress, and several other things can cause cramps. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Have neck/back issues for months & had muscle cramps in calves. Stressed. Have (anxiety) BP is somewhat healthy. Yesterday felt tingly in both hands & shaky. In 20s .. Now it's off & on . Any ideas?

Have neck/back issues for months & had muscle cramps in calves. Stressed. Have (anxiety) BP is somewhat healthy. Yesterday felt tingly in both hands & shaky. In 20s .. Now it's off & on . Any ideas?

Sounds like you're: having panic attack sx's, but before rendering such a dx, check in with your MD to r/o physical causes. There are 33 sx's of panic/anxiety, including yours. Here's a reference to figure this out: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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I'm currently getting muscle cramps any where I flex . Hand , legs , feet , even chest . How can i alleviate an prevent this from happening . ?

I'm currently getting muscle cramps any where I flex . Hand , legs , feet , even chest . How can i alleviate an prevent this from happening .  ?

Cramps: I see you list excessive sweating as a problem. If you sweat alot and are active you can lose salts. The most common two to cause cramps are potassium and magnesium. Drink fluids and try to increase both. If these cramps continue to be excessive and ongoing get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Sorry I keep on asking , but I'm 22 having twitch all over my body daily , some weakness on arms and hands and muscle cramps , als? Or what can it be?

Sorry I keep on asking , but I'm 22 having twitch all over my body daily , some weakness on arms and hands and muscle cramps , als? Or what can it be?

Not ALS: Whatever it IS.....I am definitely as sure as sure can be that whatever this turns out to be once you've been seen by a doctor and tested....it is NOT going to be ALS. Have you been seen yet as I'm sure it's been recommended? That's what you need ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

Complicated: Thenar branch, median nerve (c8) is responsible for the innervation of the abductor pollicis brevis and opponens pollicis. The adductor pollicis is supplied by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (c8-th1 to affect both, must be from an area where both nerves are in proximity. Disease/compression in the armpit or the neck would make sense. Investigate cervical spine and thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

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How can I improve my hand muscle?

How can I improve my hand muscle?

Exercise: As with muscles in other areas of the body the hand muscles can be strengthened with exercise and increase use. Be aware that some muscle weakness in the hand can be related to nerve compression syndromes so an evaluation by a hand surgeon may be helpful. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do about pulled hand muscle?

Depends: How do you know it is a pulled muscle? Could it be nerve pain? If truly pulled, usually rest and avoidance of activities that aggravate it should allow it to heal. Possibly anti-inflamatories if tolerated. ...Read more

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Left arm and hand muscles are locking up when working out. Could i be doing something wrong?

Left arm and hand muscles are locking up when working out. Could i be doing something wrong?

Clicking and locking: In a wrist could be a ligament injury or tear, a looseness in the wrist causing a "clunk" when the wrist bones ar out of position and suddenly "catch up" and snap into place, a snapping tendon that is out of place and other things, fimgers can also lock from trigger fingers. Snapping in the elbow can be joint or tendon related. ...Read more

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My hand muscles start paining very early while I drive or write or type or any kind of work which uses hand.i am frustrated.how can I get rid.help.

My hand muscles start paining very early while I drive or write or type or any kind of work which uses hand.i am frustrated.how can I get rid.help.

Hand pain: hand pain can be many things from arthritis to a nerve compression syndrome like carpal tunnel. First I would seE your primary doctor who may order blood tests to check for arthritis syndrome. Otherwise a referral to a hand surgeon may be needed to evaluate for carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve compression syndromes. ...Read more

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Every once in a month y my leg, thigh and hand muscles feel powerless, and I feel difficulty in getting up from chair. And it goes away after 3 days y?

Every once in a month y my leg, thigh and hand muscles feel powerless, and I feel difficulty in getting up from chair. And it goes away after 3 days y?

Muscle powerless: You require a physical examination by a doctor to determine the cause of this. You may need lots of testing as there are many possibilities. ...Read more

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Whenever i drive car and shift gear i feel left hand muscle pain lot.I can drive only 10 minutes then the pain start.It, s happens always?

Whenever i drive car and shift gear i feel left hand muscle pain lot.I can drive only 10 minutes then the pain start.It, s happens always?

Trigger point pain: Overuse of muscles can cause shortening of the muscle which produces knots. These are also known as trigger points which can produce pain because they will topically have poor circulation and lymphatic drainage. They can be quiet and painless when inactive but light back up with use. See a physical therapist or massage therapist for treatment and education on stretching and ways to avoid. ...Read more

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In what way can I grow my hand muscles?

Exercise: The hand contains many small muscles between the bones that contribute to hand strength and dexterity. ANd like any muscle they will get stronger and bigger with exercise. However, these muscles are delicate and can be strained or injured with overuse. If you really need to improve hand strength I would suggest a referral to a hand therapist who could advise you on the best way to improve grip ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting hand muscles spasm?

Why do I keep getting hand muscles spasm?

When does it happen?: Pay attention to when you get the spasms - maybe you are doing something as simple as gripping too hard. Perhaps it comes from hunched over posture. Take stretching breaks and arch your back and open up the front of your shoulders(where nerves are) otherwise muscle spasms respond to: adequate water intake, magnesium (glycinate won't give you the runnies that oxide and citrate will) and calcium. ...Read more

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I want to build my hand muscles ....Which exercise is best for me?

I want to build my hand muscles ....Which exercise is best for me?

Grip ball: Easiest way to build " hand muscles" or your grip is to obtain a " grip ball" or go to a sporting goods store and buy a resistive grip strengthener. You can do these exersises anytime( like watching television)... Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of bruised hand muscle?

What are the main symptoms of bruised hand muscle?

Bruise muscle: Pain, tenderness and swelling in area of bruising. Movement of the area causes increasing pain, relieved by rest. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more