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Unilateral Hand Tremor
Neurologic eval: See a neurologist to determine type of tremor and possible treatment plan.
Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)
Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more
Different Options: There are many reasons for hand tremors and the therapy should be tailored to what is causing the tremor. For example, if you are on thyroid medication and are getting a bit too much, then the dose should be adjusted. On the other hand, if you're drinking too many caffeinated beverages every day then reducing may be a good option. Tremors of Parkinson's or essential tremors can respond to meds.See 1 more doctor answer
Tremor: Most tremor is benign, not harmful but talk to your pcp as there are many different types of tremor. Carpal tunnel an other isolated peripheral nerve issues are not typically the cause of tremor but may co exist with it. Diet, medications, neurolgical issues, endocrine or hormonal imbalance. The list is so long that one really needs to sit down with a pcp to investigate
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.
See a neurologist: Investigate the cause of tremors first and then treatment can be possible. 2 major causes of tremors are essential and parkinsonian and many less common causes are known. Many drugs and anxiety are also causes of tremors.
Depends: Hand tremors can be due to a variety of causes, most of them not serious. Reduction in stimulants (coffee) may help or additional medications such as beta blockers can help with some types. To determine what type of tremor it is you should see your local neurologist.
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.