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Intermittent Hand Tremor
I've had a postural tremor in my hands for 2> years, and intermittent electric shock sensations that run from my neck. Beta blockers aren't working.?
Lhermitte's sign: What you describe sounds like lhermitte's sign, which is the electric shock-like sensation radiating from the neck downwards, lasting for a very short duration. It's typically seen in multiple sclerosis, but can be seen in cervical spinal stenosis, pinched cervical nerve roots (as in arthritis or disc disease), electrolyte imbalances or vitamin B12 deficiency. See a doctor, maybe a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hand tremors are intermittent. However my nosebleeds and migraines happen simultaneously with my hand tremors. Could there be a reason for this?
2 X's TFCC tear. Last 8 mon(s) ago. Ulna freely moving no pain. Can not flex hand and pick anything up. Gives way and that causes some pain. Aches and swells sometimes. Intermittent lateral forearm muscle tremor and hand weakness just started. Is this
TFCC tears are...: not easily diagnosed, or, unfortunately, treated. Since you have this diagnosis, I assume you've already seen an orthopedist and/or a physical therapist. It sounds like you're experiencing a significant amount of discomfort and disability. You would be wise to direct your concerns to them. I wish you the best. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Sometimes a tremor can represent an exaggerated physiologic tremor but should be evaluated in full. Questions you can anticipate include whether one or both hands are involved, is it present at rest, with maintenance of posture, or with intention. Are there other body parts involved? Is there a family history? Any new meds? Alcohol consumption? I hope this helps. Happy holidays. ...Read more
Most hand tremors: Are "idiopathic" meaning they have no apparent cause. However a hand tremor cam be a symptom of another medical issue. Even many things that are mild and not severe but rather than run through a long list of harmless and not so harmless things , best see your medical provider. ...Read more
Seek a neurologist: First you have to see if it is worse at rest, with posture holding or with doing something. There are different types of tremors best diagnosed with a neurological exam and seeing a neurologist especially with special interest in movement disorders. ...Read more