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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 more
I'm 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
No effect: Useful in general, but does not affect raynaud's. ...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
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
Squeeze: Squeezing an exercise ball can help....The soft isometric kind. ...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?
Squeeze balls: Easy exercises that can be done at home. Start will stress ball that is soft. Squeeze and hold for 10 seconds /repeat 10-15 times. Advance to tennis ball then to smaller/firmer balls such as racquetballs then lacrosse balls. Another exercise that will also work the fore arm is the towel twist. Use hand towel, ; hold by ends; twist hands in opposite directions until towel tight. Hold x 10/ repeat. ...Read more
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 more
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.?
Exercise: Start with a rubber ball that can fit in your palm. Keep squeezing that to initially build hand strength. (been there done that). ...Read more
Yes. The pain: Causes one not to use the muscles, that then atrophy. Then it becomes a vicious cycle. Get a squeeze ball and strengthen those muscles. ...Read more
Hyperhydrosis hands: I find drysol is helpful for your condition. ...Read more
What are the exercises apropriate for the massage therapists to improve hand strength and coordination?
I struggle with the strength in both hands and the veins will rupture sometimes. It's not always constant but has been more frequent?
Struggle?: Your meaning is not clear but could relate to some of disease process? Does this mean you are dropping things and are very weak? Or are you trying to do strength training in the hands? The veins might rupture if you are putting excessive pressure on your hands. See you doctor for further advice. ...Read more
I have terrible pain at base of my thumb on inside of hand battle to bend thumb and Pops when bending I have lost strength in my thumb?
I am a 49-year-old male w/ major 1st carpelmetacarpel degeneration dominent hand noninvasive didn' work, tendon procidure unacceptable. What are best options? Goal=little longterm pain, full strength.
Hand surgeon: Perhaps see a university based hand surgeopn who could give you your options. ...Read more
Many possibilities.: There are innumerable medical, nutritional and emotional conditions that include being tired as a symptom. These range from simple issues to those far more complex. A good checkup and blood testing would be a good starting point. ...Read more
How would you know if your elbow was dislocated. Would you be able to bend it and have strength in your arm and hand?
Usually obvious: Elbow dislocations in adults are usually obvious w/ deformity, swelling and pain. Most all occur w/ significant trauma or w/ falls on elbow or outstretched hand.''simple" elbow dislocations (those without fracture) require urgent closed reduction and splinting. Some can remain unstable (esp. W/ accompanied fx.) and may require surgery.Go to er if u think u have dislocated your elbow. Best of luck! ...Read more
Is 40 kg grip strength in dominant hand considered weak after chronic hand injury done measurment was done by jamar instrument
What is your strength on the opposite side? 40kg is about 88 pounds. I know my own grip strength is about that and I wouldn't consider myself "weak" but I am also rather petite. I made it through orthopaedic training without ever breaking 100 pounds of grip strength. If you're occupation involves heavy gripping, this might be "weak" for you. Worker's compensation tends to perseverate on "objective" measures, such as jamar dynamometers, to establish levels of "disability" but they have little to do with clinical function.
What's more important than the absolute number is how it compares to you non-dominant hand (it should be about 20% stronger) and how functional your hand is in your daily activities. ...Read more
Possibly reasons why my pinky and ring finger on my left hand are losing their strength and feeling? Just recently a couple of months ago. I started losing some of the strength in some of my fingers on my left hand. I'm having a hard time squeezing just a
While: While I completely agree with the two previous responses, it is important to understand that there are other places where compression of the nerves could be causing your complaints. The elbow is definitely the most common location, but other possibilities could include a pinched nerve in your neck. As the other physicians suggested, further evaluation by a doctor is warranted. ...Read more
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