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Thumb started shaking, it's been a week since I noticed it, whenever I try to put it in isolated position, what could cause this?

Thumb started shaking, it's been a week since I noticed it, whenever I try to put it in isolated position, what could cause this?

HitchhikinProhibited: Same thing happened to me a while back. Turned out to be jet lag and too much coffee. I thought I was getting Parkinson's.So think about stimulants (coffee, caffeinated sodas, prescriptions), stress (boa constrictor in bathtub), fatigue (physical, mental, like riding your bike a lot worrying about final exams), diet (not enough B vitamins), hangovers- and if it's still there in two weeks, see your doctor ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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What do it mean my left thumb starts shaking. And lately my thumb has been having a but of pain then and there, why so?

What do it mean my left thumb starts shaking. And lately my thumb has been having a but of pain then and there, why so?

Start Simple: Think of the simple stuff first. Like, do you drink a lot of coffee, or tea, or caffeinated soda or energy drinks? Under a lot of stress? Working out too much? Recent injury? Drive long distances? Sleep on that side? Does it happen when the thumb is at rest or under tension? You hitchhike a lot? Any repetitive stress (typing, golfing, biking, or some other"personal"activities)? If none of these, see a doc ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday with my thumb swelling, not on the joint and now the pain is traveling up my arm and to my neck area and im shaking alot?

I woke up yesterday with my thumb swelling, not on the joint and now the pain is traveling up my arm and to my neck area and im shaking alot?

Plan: Your symptom need doctor's evaluation and may be blood work wth history of your traveling and other medical problems. Be rational. ...Read more

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Embarrassing, I'm 33 year old and been suffering with uncontroll hand shaking. What can cause this?

Embarrassing, I'm 33 year old and been suffering with uncontroll hand shaking. What can cause this?

Essential Tremor: At your age the most likely diagnosis is essential tremor if you are not taking any medications that are causing this. Progressive, mainly symmetric, rhythmic, involuntary oscillation (tremor) of the hands and forearms that is usually absent at rest and present during posture and intentional movements. Essential tremor (et) can also involve the head, jaw, and voice. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause bilateral hand tremors when trying to hold object still: like phone or pen? Mild shaking bilaterally when holding hands out infront

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause bilateral hand tremors when trying to hold object still: like phone or pen? Mild shaking bilaterally when holding hands out infront

Yes, it can: In the pre-marketing clinical studies, more than 10% of people experienced tremors with zoloft (sertraline). So yes, it could be causing the problem you have. How long have you been taking it? If only for a short time (few weeks) there's still a possibility this may resolve. If going on for longer, it may not. Please discuss with your psychiatrist or other prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What neurological problems cause wrist tenderness when rubbed, but not when touched, hand shaking and weakness?

What neurological problems cause wrist tenderness when rubbed, but not when touched, hand shaking and weakness?

Nerve injury: That could represent carpal tunnel syndrome, which is injury of the median nerve at the wrist (in the carpal tunnel). A neurologist could diagnose what's causing your problem and treat it. Meanwhile, you could try wearing a cock-up wrist splint every night for up to 6 months to heal the injured nerve. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes thumbs to swell repeatedly?

What causes thumbs to swell repeatedly?

Carpenter?: Perhaps poor aim with your hammer. Excuse the humor.
Many things could be the cause; rheumatoid arthritis, compromised circulation in the area or generally, virtually anything... A visit to an md is truly your best chance to get a serious (non-humorous) and healthful answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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What cause nodules on thumbs?

What cause nodules on thumbs?

Couple of things: Somewhat common is a ganglion cyst (small collection of concentrated joint fluid). Gouty tophus, or maybe a bone/cartilage cyst, or bone spur can form "nodules" on the thumb area. If it is bothersome to you, I suggest getting evaluated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause continued thumb sucking?

What could cause continued thumb sucking?

Habitual: There are many psycho-social causes of this habits but the child usually outgrow it by school age. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

Trauma most common: Injury would be the most common cause. It can be caused by infections around the nail (paronychia) or rarely by tumors under the nail. It is difficult to be any more precise than this without examining your thumb. ...Read more

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What would cause a baby to be born with an extra thumb?

What would cause a baby to be born with an extra thumb?

Genetics: The most common answer is a genetic "glitch" or anomaly...Look into the family history and I am willing to wager it is not the first time that that occurence has happened; also easily treatable nowadays. ...Read more

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What causes a very thin vertical black line down thumb nail?

What causes a very thin vertical black line down thumb nail?

Nail line: Usually it is a normal variant. Sometimes a mole or even a rare melanoma skin cancer can look like a black line in the nail. You should have a dermatogist evaluate the nail. ...Read more

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Often notice horizontal ridges on thumb nail, usually only one nail. Currently there are 2 horizontal on one nail. What could cause this?

Often notice horizontal ridges on thumb nail, usually only one nail. Currently there are 2 horizontal on one nail. What could cause this?

If only on ONE: Nail it usually indicates TRAUMA to that cuticle at a remote time (often seen with manicures)
Multiple horizontal ridges indicate an ILLNESS or NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY at the time of the nail growth.

Hope this helps
NOTE THYROID conditions have been associated with nail abnormalities. ...Read more

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My hand and many body parts shaking why?

My hand and many body parts shaking why?

See your doctor: There are many causes for this. Your doctor need to examine you and run diagnostic tests. Somce causes of tremor are: drugs, withdrawal from drugs/alcohol, hyperactive thyroid, liver problems... Neurological causes include: multiple sclerosis, stroke, neurodegenerative disease... Tremors can also run in the family and sometimes there are no causes at all. ...Read more

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What does it mean if someones hand is shaking constantly?

What does it mean if someones hand is shaking constantly?

Hard to say?: Constant shaking of the hands or arms even at rest needs to be checked out. This is often due to a neurologic disorder. These can be mild, like a benign essential tremor, or more serious like parkinson's disease. See your doctor to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I am in a habit of doing sex by shaking with hand. How it can be stopped?

I am in a habit of doing sex by shaking with hand. How it can be stopped?

Several things: Realize you are depricating yourself by frequent casual sex of any type. You are alo being used. Until your self esteem improves, you have a problem. There is anexpression that "you get what you think you deserve" in a relationship. I would suggest you see a psychologist, counselor, or talk to anyone with common sense. Your current behavior will not take you to a positive place. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure or calm a shaking hand by daily exercising or practising?

Is it possible to cure or calm a shaking hand by daily exercising or practising?

Sometimes: If tremors are muscular in origin, then strengthening them by exercise or physical therapy can be helpful. Some tremors, however, are of neurological origin and may require neurological examination and medication in some instances. ...Read more

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Myright hand shaking and some time pain lifting right after waking up from bed?

Myright hand shaking and some time pain lifting right after waking up from bed?

Nerve compression: Often as we sleep we lie on the nerves of the arm or compress the nerves in the neck. Upon awakening there is a period of dysfunction as the nerves recover. Take a few moments to massage and exercise the arms to improve blood flow and recover function. Then go about normal activities. Discuss these issues with your doctor. ...Read more

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My hand feel like they are shaking and I feel like I'm in a hurry for the past 3weeks. What's wrong with me?

My hand feel like they are shaking and I feel like I'm in a hurry for the past 3weeks. What's wrong with me?

Therapy?: Provided there is no physiological reason for your symptoms, have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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What causes broad thumbs in people?

Various: It can come from various reasons including that in some people it is normal for them. ...Read more

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Thumb getting locked in a position. What can cause this?

Thumb getting locked in a position. What can cause this?

Triggering: Catching of the tendon moving in and out of the thumb. ...Read more