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What causes right hand tremors?

What causes right hand tremors?

Cervical spondylitis: Asymmetric symptoms in extremities, think anatomical pathology. Nerve compression syndromes--- may be at level of spine or wrist ( carpel tunnel). ...Read more

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Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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What causes hand tremors?

What causes hand tremors?

Many: To mention few, parkinsonism, essential tremors, days tonic tremors, toxic tremors, psychogenic tremors etc etc. ...Read more

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Carpel tunnel--are symptoms hand tingling and finger spasms?

Carpel tunnel--are symptoms hand tingling and finger spasms?

Yes: Twitching is a possible symptom, though not that common. Most common are tingling in the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger. Night pain is also common. You should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Sudden left elbow to hand numbness and hand weakness?

Sudden left elbow to hand numbness and hand weakness?

Cubital tunnel: May be a pinched nerve at your elbow. This will cause numbness / tingling in the ring and small finger and weakness in your hand. If symptoms are persisting / worsening, seek evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes hand weakness and periodic numbness to my left thumb and index finger?

What causes hand weakness and periodic numbness to my left thumb and index finger?

Neck or hand: This could be from the neck like a pinched nerve at c6 however, my impression is you have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. See your family md for a more thorough eval. ...Read more

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Have repetitive movements made hand tingle and numb?

Have repetitive movements made hand tingle and numb?

It's possible: It is possible that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a syndrome caused by repetitive movements that causes hand tingling and eventually hand grip weakness. Please see your md to obtain a emg/ncv (muscle and nerve study) to determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Als fear.muscles twitching randomly including eyelid.feel like arm is weak.thumb feels weird.normal neuro exam.als?scheduled for emg .

Als fear.muscles twitching randomly including eyelid.feel like arm is weak.thumb feels weird.normal neuro exam.als?scheduled for emg .

Good test: The nerve conduction test will give you the answer. muscles twitching randomly is common in normal folks, however it can also be an early sign of ALS. The EMG will be very helpful. I routinely have muscle twitching for decades and am healthy. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

I am experiencing  wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

Hand pain: Taken together your symptoms may be suggestive of an inflammatory or autoimmune disease. I would recommend a clinical and laboratory evaluation by a rheumatologist. I would be happy to do a consult if you desire. ...Read more

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Fingers twitching specially left hand and thumb and index fingers, with pain, and the doctor said elbow compression, is twitching normal in elbow compression?

Fingers twitching specially left hand and thumb and index fingers, with pain, and the doctor said elbow compression, is twitching normal in elbow compression?

Carpal tunnel : It is due to excessive use like on computer/ tennis/ golf . Rest wrist brace and trial of avil . If no relief see a hand (orthopedic ) specialist. ...Read more

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Urgent neurological help needed? My right hand keeps tingling

Urgent neurological help needed? My right hand keeps tingling

? Carpal tunnel?: The thumb and forefinger are innervated by the median nerve. If the nerve is compressed at the wrist, tingling and numbness may develop especially at night. Pathology in the neck or brachial plexus may be the cause. A thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Stiff fingers, hand feels weak, dizzy, tingly hands/feet, tremors all over, muscle twitching, trouble finding words. Had MRI's&Bld tsts. ALS?

Stiff fingers, hand feels weak, dizzy, tingly hands/feet, tremors all over, muscle twitching, trouble finding words. Had MRI's&Bld tsts. ALS?

Many issues: You describe a multitude of symptoms, and may possess a peripheral neuropathy. Unlikely that you have ALS, which is quite rare. An EMG study might help, but better yet, see a neurologist, and uncover your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Suggest some hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Suggest some  hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Six pack hand : Six pack hand exercises are easy to look up online. Just search and you'll find many diagrams. It's easy to find these online ...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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Random hand and finger numbness?

Random hand and finger numbness?

Many causes: Some causes of random hand and finger numbness include cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve at the neck), thoracic outlet syndrome (pinched nerve or blood vessel in the upper chest/shoulder region) and peripheral neuropathy (carpal or cubital tunnel, and diabetic neuropathy). ...Read more

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My Friend is experiencing arm weakness, arm numbness, shaking hands or tremor, unable to bear weight, hand numbness, hand weakness, unable to grip...

My Friend is experiencing  arm weakness, arm numbness, shaking hands or tremor, unable to bear weight, hand numbness, hand weakness, unable to grip...

How long? One side?: If this is on one side & started suddenly you should get it checked urgently http://www.stroke.org.nz/See-a-Stroke-FAST If the symptoms have been coming on slowly (days-weeks), this could be a nerve problem in the neck http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/herniated-disc/cervical-herniated-disc-symptoms-and-treatment-options . Either way an examination with a Dr is advisable. ...Read more

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What neurological problems cause wrist tenderness when rubbed, but not gripped hand weakness and shaking? Carpal tunnel has been ruled out.

What neurological problems cause wrist tenderness when rubbed, but not gripped hand weakness and shaking? Carpal tunnel has been ruled out.

Tendinitis?: Because you have wrist tenderness does not mean that you have a neurological problem specially if cts have been rule out.They are many other conditions that can give you wrist pain specially tendinitis or synovitis. ...Read more

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Numb in bottom 3 fingers left hand up to elbow. Thumb index finger numb rt hand. Both feet have no reflexesblood work and mri normal what test is next?

Numb in bottom 3 fingers left hand up to elbow. Thumb index finger numb rt hand. Both feet have no reflexesblood work and mri normal what test is next?

NCV/EMG : Usually an NCV/EMG is done. It is not a structural test like an MRI, but rather checks the nerves themselves. It can help distinguish between a problem coming from the spine, the arms themselves ( such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes), or more of a neurological condition such as in a neuropathy. ...Read more

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Right hand and wrist numbness?

Right hand and wrist numbness?

There are two main: Sources for that either local (carpel tunnel, other ) or having some things effecting the nerve in the neck(disc) could cause that also. Check it out. ...Read more

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Had head injury 3yrs ago.Especially bad headache past week,dizziness,hand twitching,vomited once,sore spot on back of head.Why worse suddenly?Thankyou

Had head injury 3yrs ago.Especially bad headache past week,dizziness,hand twitching,vomited once,sore spot on back of head.Why worse suddenly?Thankyou

? unrelated: to the head injury you sustained earlier, however the symptoms you described warrant medical attention, kindly see your doctor or go to hospital, best wishes ...Read more

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43 yr old f, diagnosis 8/2012 with rrms.Past 3 mos both hands hv begun twitching, making use of touch screens hard. Could this be new MS symptom? Advise pls?

43 yr old f, diagnosis 8/2012 with rrms.Past 3 mos both hands hv begun  twitching, making use of touch screens hard. Could this be new MS symptom? Advise pls?

GET TO DOC: Although could be relapse, could also be a co-morbidity, and in either case, sounds like you are having trouble and need help. If indeed relapse or progression, absolutely needs to be treated and reversed asap. See your neurologist, and make certain that your medications are potent, not the older self-injectables. ...Read more

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I have fasciculations and twitching of first web space of left hand for last one month. No diagnosis is being reached, please advise?

I have fasciculations and twitching of first web space of left hand for last one month. No diagnosis is being reached, please advise?

Probably benign: Unless this is associated with a progressive course or other serious signs or symptoms i don't think you have much to worry about. Thumbs and eyes are a common place for benign fasciculations to occur. ...Read more

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Any ideas on what can muscle twitching and some jerking on leg and body , had on and off weakness and left hand leg ,no diagnosis just ideas?Plz 22/m/latino

Any ideas on what can muscle twitching and some jerking on leg and body , had on and off weakness and left hand leg  ,no diagnosis just ideas?Plz 22/m/latino

Neurologist: There is no way to answer this on the internet. The list of potential causes is long and a neurologist evaluation with possible nerve conduction study may be in order to help find the cause. ...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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A spot in my hand is twitching on/off since yesterday. It is very annoying, what can I do to stop it?(Think im healthy, just recently went to the dr.)

A spot in my hand is twitching on/off since yesterday. It is very annoying, what can I do to stop it?(Think im healthy, just recently went to the dr.)

Muscle twitches: are normal from time to time in everyone and you have several conditions that make you more susceptible. You probably ARE healthy and should just ignore it and it will go away. ...Read more

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What does hand twitching indicate?

What does hand twitching indicate?

Not Sure?: I am not clear on what you mean by hand twitching. If your hand has a tremor while at rest and this is new it should be checked out. If you have a tremor while trying to do something with your hand, an intention tremor, this too should be checked out by your doctor. If your hand seems to spasm after you have been doing something like writing this can be a sign nerve entrapment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your hand starts twitching today?

Twitching happens: Most of the time, twitching (an involuntary muscle movement, usually very small), is harmless and resolves quickly without treatment. High stress, dehydration, low blood sugar, certain medications, electrolyte imbalances and many other things can cause twitching that lasts a long time. If your twitching does not resolve quickly, then it is time to see y our family doctor! ...Read more

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I have recently noticed twitching and weakness in my hands, what could be wrong?

I have recently noticed twitching and weakness in my hands, what could be wrong?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I been getting bad headaches snd now my hand keeps twitching a lot should I be concerned? Any connection

I been getting bad headaches snd now my hand keeps twitching a lot   should I be concerned? Any connection

maybe: These symptoms should be evaluated asap. See your family doctor or a neurologist now. ...Read more

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Twitching in pinky finger of right hand. It has been going on for over a day now.

Twitching in pinky finger of right hand.  It has been going on for over a day now.

Watch and wait: As long as the issue is not debilitating, you may just watch and wait. If it does not get better in a week or two, you should consult a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My right arm and hand have been twitching/jerking randomly. What would be causing this?

My right arm and hand have been twitching/jerking randomly. What would be causing this?

Twitching hand /arm: f/u/ w/ doc urgent care /ER today . May be thyroid, parathyroid, calcium, magnesium, renal function ( which affects electrolytes), rarely may be MS, neurologic issues f/u /today. ...Read more

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I am having twitching in my back area on my left hand shoulder blade base and sharp pains there?

C6 radiculopathy: Sounds like pain from nerve pressure in the neck. I would get an exam and a MRI of the neck to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Not sick but having dizzy spells off and on and twitching in hands for few days otherwise feel fine why?

Not sick but having dizzy spells off and on and twitching in hands for few days otherwise feel fine why?

Twitch and dizziness: Doing lab work to rule out the basic concerns such as diabetes, blood sugar drops. Allergies and sinus issues can cause dizziness. Twitching can be stress related and usually benign. Tends to resolve in its own. If symptoms do not resolve then a dr visit and lab work would be in order. Sedalia used to be my home town! Go SC Tigers! ...Read more

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Why is my right arm/hand shaking and twitching? I need some advice.

Why is my right arm/hand shaking and twitching? I need some advice.

This is dangerous: You don't provide any other information, but you could possibly be having a stroke or a limited seizure or a severe chemical imbalance and my best advice is, you should be seeking medical attention right now. ...Read more

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6months ago I started having tingling in hands. Now I have muscle twitching all over my body. The tingling is more here and there. ?

Get neurology exam: When you first mention the tingling in your hands, my first thought would be to evaluate possible carpal tunnel syndrome But the other symptoms are non specific So I think youll need a good neurology exam and possibly an ncv study ...Read more

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What could be cause chronic twitching spells in the flanks and abdomen? Feel like fasciculations but stronger. Visible in mirror, can feel with hand.

What could be cause chronic twitching spells in the flanks and abdomen? Feel like fasciculations but stronger. Visible in mirror, can feel with hand.

Fasciulations: Muscle fasiculations may occur and don't necessarily denote neurologic or muscle pathology. However if these are new to you and occur continually, i recommend an evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Hi, i've been having a lot of problems shaking. Mostly shaky hands, but latly my face has been twitching too? I have a healthy diet, so I don't know y I do tht

Hi, i've been having a lot of problems shaking. Mostly shaky hands, but latly my face has been twitching too? I have a healthy diet, so I don't know y I do tht

Twitching: In someone young and otherwise healthy, twitching can happen because of medicines, caffeine, anxiety, lack of sleep. There are other uncommon neurological and endocrine things that can cause this too, but i tell my patients to avoid the caffeine, stimulants and get lots of sleep first for a few days before doing extensive workup. ...Read more

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What could cause my hands and lips to seize and have excessive eye twitching?

What could cause my hands and lips to seize and have excessive eye twitching?

Time: Usually twitching gets better on its own. There are a few things you can do to help: get more sleep, decrease stress and decrease caffeine intake. More info is available at http://www.2020vision.Com/eye_twitch.Html. ...Read more