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I Have No Strength In My Hands
Maybe nuerologic: True weakness implies something neurological. Compression of peripheral nerves (such as carpal tunnel syndrome or toxic nerve injury) can cause hand weakness. Injury to the central nervous system (such as spinal cord injury) can cause weakness. Questions such as length of time, loss of sensation and other symptoms can help figure it out. A good physical exam and history by your doc can help. ...Read more
I am 26 years old and have lost strength in my hands. I find it difficult performing simple tasks such as opening a soda bottle.Also pain in palms?
Carpal Tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome, irritation of the median nerve at the wrist, is a common cause of hand weakness and pain. But this is usually accompanied by numbness/tingling of the hands. Arthritis of the hands is more likely in an older person. Emg/nerve conduction tests should be done, would also help rule out any other neurologic conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im loosing strength in my hands and entire legs for no reason it been like this for two weeks what should I do and what it is?
Hard to determine: It is difficult to determine cause of weakness without a complete history, physical exam and appropriate diagnostic tests. Please see your primary care provider. ...Read more
I have pain everywhere. Even to the touch.I am dizzy and confused. Losing function and strength in my hands and arms. Tired all the time.What is it?
No idea: You need to see your doctor immediately for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Rt handed but usually do heavy lifting with left. Now im trying to build strength in rt arm everything feels extra heavy even light things. Normal?
Likely: The extremity used most tend to develop more muscle and be slightly stronger, tho not always evident. Weight lifting is great to build muscle but do not use heavier weights on the "weaker" arm to compensate; use same weights on both sides and your strength will soon equalize. ...Read more
Weak Hand: Hi this common condition can represent several different diagnoses. But, one does not have to live with this annoying symptom usually. But, getting an answer and getting better will probably require a good consultation at your local hand clinic. ...Read more
It's a quick,easy: way to test strength and symmetry thereof in hands and lower arms. ...Read more
Make a fist or 2 :): Keep it simple at first. Most people have a spongy ball lying around. If not, they might have a tennis ball or one of similar size for a child or grandchild. Simply place in hand and squeeae it while walking, talking, watching tv. Of course, if there has been some injury to that hand, it is best to see a physical therapist or other expert about specific do's and don'ts. And stop if there is pain. ...Read more
Concerning a child that doesn't have hand strength to color, or write, what would be a good exercise for them to do, what to do?
Hand exercises: As adults, we get weaker as we age. Muscles/tendons/ligaments lose their strength, so will bones. Good nutrition is important, but there is no other way to get stronger beside doing exercises/training. Body builders don't get big/trong by watching tv--they work-out hard! so, start with some squeeze-ball, then hand grip etc..Work with a therapist/trainer if needed. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sir does grip strength and functional activities of hand, impairments of hand are related to each other. Do you have any articles on it?
There is an : Association between loss of hand strength if it is the significant factor not captured by another description of deficit or injury and impairment rating. Check the ama guides for evaluation of impairment for better detail. ...Read more
No strength in both hands no pain I can still feel and move hands answering finger but when i Squeeze thereafter no strength. What could be wrong its?
Motor Neuropathy : Diabetic or other neuropathy can affect the motor or sensitive aspects of neurotransmission. The most common is sensorial deficit (numbness or parestesia) but also affect the muscle strength and coordination of those muscles. It is necessary to rule out compression of the nerve, usually at the cervical level, and vitamin deficiencies too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tennis ball squeeze: Have a tennis ball handy. At least 3 times weekly, pick it up and spend a few minutes per hand squeezing it. That simple. No different than exercising any other muscle group: do it consistently, do it longer as the weeks go by. Strength and endurance will come. ...Read more
Hello, Dr. both of my hands lost grip and strength occasionally, especially in writing. No numbness and tingling.
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