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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Loss Of Use Of Hands (Overview)

Inability to use the hands


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Multiple sclerosis cause loss of use of hands?

Multiple sclerosis cause loss of use of hands?

It can: Lesions of MS are present at multiple locations in the brain and spinal cord. Depending on the anatomic location of the lesions, a person could lose the use of hands. Legs are generally affected more than arms. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Loss Of Use Of Hands (Overview)

Inability to use the hands


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Multiple sclerosis -- is there loss of use of hands?

Multiple sclerosis -- is there loss of use of hands?

Multiple sclerosis: Inflamation attack on myelin covering nerves can attack any group of neuron so could give motor problems like loss of use of limbs. ...Read more

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I have a finger that locks closed when i grasp anything and need to know if this is something easily treatable. This has been going on for a year and started with my middle finger and then moved to the third finger. All my fingers on that hand are weaker

I have a finger that locks closed when i grasp anything and need to know if this is something easily treatable. This has been going on for a year and started with my middle finger and then moved to the third finger.  All my fingers on that hand are weaker

Trigger Finger: Most likey reason is that you have a trigger finger (or two). An experienced hand surgeon can help. Sometimes antiinflammatories can help (oral or injectable), and if not, a relatively simple surgical procedure can correct it. The first step however, is to see a hand surgeon and get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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After a treatment for m.S. With acthar i could no longer use my right hand to write. Type of exercises? Now its both hands now! please help

After a treatment for m.S.  With acthar i could no longer use my right hand to write.  Type of exercises?  Now its both hands now!  please help

MS attack: I am sorry to hear of your circumstance. Acthar is used as a treatment for an exacerbation of multiple sclerosis. It sounds like the multiple sclerosis attack is associated with your symptoms and not the acthar itself. You might want to meet with your neurologist to make sure there is no other contributory cause (i.e. Infections, b12, vit. D deficiency...). Updated mris, oct may be in order. ...Read more

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Left hand and wrist cramping w computer use. Arthritis/ carpel tunnel issues? Very uncomfortable. And more noticeable at night. . . best treatments??

Left hand and wrist cramping w computer use. Arthritis/ carpel tunnel issues? Very uncomfortable. And more noticeable at night. . . best treatments??

Hand pain cramps: Pain may not be due to carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel is classically associated with numbness and tingling, however many who have chronic carpal tunnel tend to play down or ignore declining sensation,Nerve pain can show up as an aching dull or sharp persistant unremitting pain. Pain can also be sasocosited with arthritis.SPLINTING not too tight at night can help cts and joint pain. ALSO OTC NSAID'S ...Read more

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My hands start shaking when i hold my phone, a cup, a bag, or even a camera. I use. Computer a lot. I'm 20. How to get rid of the shaking? Diet? Med?

My hands start shaking when i hold my phone, a cup, a bag, or even a camera. I use. Computer a lot. I'm 20. How to get rid of the shaking? Diet? Med?

Tremors: At your age, doubt there's anything serious, but recommend the neurological workup to determine the type of the tremor. Meanwhile , avoid excess caffeine or alcohol. ...Read more

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How can I prevent muscle loss if I have a broken hand?

How can I prevent muscle loss if I have a broken hand?

Continue to Train: If hand is in cast, modify exercises to continue strength training in biceps, triceps, forearm mm. Some studies suggest training contralateral side will help preserve strength in injured mm. Some injuries allow for switch to high repetition (50-100) lifts w/ much lighter weights. Though not likely to build strength, can be effective method of preserving strength and muscle size. ...Read more

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Multiple sclerosis cause loss of use of hands?

It can: Lesions of MS are present at multiple locations in the brain and spinal cord. Depending on the anatomic location of the lesions, a person could lose the use of hands. Legs are generally affected more than arms. ...Read more

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Can multiple sclerosis cause loss of use of hands?

Can multiple sclerosis cause loss of use of hands?

See answer below: Absolutely. The spectrum of MS symptoms is wide and anything can be seen with MS depending on where CNS lesions are located. On occasions, someone may lose function in their hands from MS whether it be secondary to weakness, loss of proprioception or simply from loss of sensation. ...Read more

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Multiple sclerosis -- is there loss of use of hands?

Multiple sclerosis: Inflamation attack on myelin covering nerves can attack any group of neuron so could give motor problems like loss of use of limbs. ...Read more

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What causes multiple sclerosis and loss of use of hands?

What causes multiple sclerosis and loss of use of hands?

Cause not known: The cause/etiology of MS has not been elucidated. The damage in MS is due to demyelenation of nerve fibers in the central nervous system. It is like losing the insulation on electrical wires and nerve impulses do not travel normally. Depending on the location of the lesions a person may lose the use of hands. Lesions affect legs more than arms. ...Read more

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I loss use of my hand for about 3 minutes. What would cause this?

I loss use of my hand for about 3 minutes. What would cause this?

TIA: Or transient ischemic attack. You should go to the emergency dept. Now! TIA can progress to stroke. Don't drive, if someone cannot drive you call an ambulance. ...Read more

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Wrist pain seeing ortho since 08.New symptom arm pain/weakness, some loss of use. Skin around wrist hurts to touch (like sunburn).Pt, brace, ibuprf, clbrx?

Wrist pain seeing ortho since 08.New symptom arm pain/weakness, some loss of use. Skin around wrist hurts to touch (like sunburn).Pt, brace, ibuprf, clbrx?

Wrist pain: Hand weakness and pain/skin hypersensitivity raises concern for peripheral compressive neuropathy (carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes), sympathetic nervous system dysfunction, and cervical radiculopathy. I would touch base with your treating orthopedist to discuss the new onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes sudden loss of muscle control in hands?

What causes sudden loss of muscle control in hands?

May be neurological: Loss of muscle control can be due to problems in the brain or the nerves that control the particular muscles. A primary care doctor and a neurologist can evaluate to see where the problem is (the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves in the arms/hands, the muscles, etc...). Some disorders affect only one part of the body, while other diseases are generalized, affecting many muscles. ...Read more

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Right forarm and hand numbess and loss of control. Possible causes?

Right forarm and hand numbess and loss of control. Possible causes?

We have 3 main nerve: Responsible to give sensation in the hand, median nerve, ulna nerve and radial nerve. If you have a median nerve pinched, you will feel changes in one side of the hand. If the problem is in the ulna nerve your complain will be on the opposite side. Pinched nerve can cause pain, numbness, tingling and muscle atrophy. You can lose sensation and function. ...Read more

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Right forarm and hand numbess and loss of control. What can I do to treat this?

Right forarm and hand numbess and loss of control. What can I do to treat this?

Nerve issue: This may be related to a nerve issue-either an entrapment or something more. Would speak to your doctor who can order tests and refer you to an orthopedist if an entrapment or to a neurologist is nothing found. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for partial loss of sensation( numbness) in all fingertips (both hands)?

What are possible reasons for partial loss of sensation( numbness) in all fingertips (both hands)?

Numbness: The most common reason would be some kind of neuropathy (problem with nerves). Diabetes is a common associated problem with it and causes a "glove and stocking" area neuropathy. If you have not had a check make sure you get your blood glucose checked. ...Read more