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What Causes Cramps In Hands And Feet
45yr f with yellow stools and vommit, rapid onset of cramps in hands and feet with numbing sensation. What could be the cause?
Cramps: Can be caused by many things. The most common reasons tend to be if you are dehydrated, lack in calcium or potassium. Try increasing your fluid intake, take calcium supplements ( or eat more dairy products if u can) and a banana a day. If u are very active and sweat a lot start drinking light Gatorade to see if it will help. ...Read more
Started getting random cramping in my feet/hands a few days ago Lots of muscle twitches as well. Not severe, but mild cramps. What can cause this?
Cramping: in the feet and hands can be a sign of dehydration. If it has continued and is unresolved you need to be seen by your provider for an exam, lab work and a proper diagnosis. This can also be an initial symptom of a neuromuscular issue. Get lots of fluids and be sure to eat healthy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause cramps through out your whole body legs, feet, arms , sides, chest stomach and hands this happens all the time not a day goes by sever ?
Muscle : Muscle cramping can be caused by dehydration, problems with electrolytes such as sodium or potassium, or hyperventilation (breathing too quickly). A patient with muscle cramping should hydrate well, supplement drinking water with sports drinks, and rest. If the cramps were persistent or the patient had other symptoms then their physician should be notified. ...Read more
Nonspecific: Yes, cramps can be seen in ALS, but also in many muscle and nerve disorders, with electrolyte imbalance, and chemical changes, and medication reactions. Have your doctor analyze your current symptoms, meds, prior studies, and review your current status. Far more likely, your cramps are of benign causation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With rsd, lupus, chronic edema in feet, I follow with severe, seizing cramps in hands and feet...Like small "charlie horses?!?"
Decreased oxygen: With the rsd, lupus and chronic edema this would naturally lead to some kind of compromise of blood flow to the feet. When the blood flow is diminished, this will decrease the amount of oxygen to the feet and hands while building up Lactic Acid that leads to your charlie horses/cramps. See your doctor for treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stiffness & paralyze w cramps in both hands & feets. They close, hurt & cant move them till it passes after 6 or 8 mins.. slur speech.
Periodic Paralysis: which were describing seems to be consistent with periodic paralysis which a lot of time is associated with hyperkalemia or hyperkalemia which is elevated or decreased potassium levels. Frequently this condition is genetic and thyroid dysfunction and aggravated by medications contain diuretics and or excessive potassium and take which is elevated in licorice and certain other food products ...Read more
My friend is 17 and once in a while she gets cramps in her right foot it last her hours at night and sometimes she gets it in hands and other foot?
Have it evaluated.: Pain could be due to trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, inflammation, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal (bony over growth) or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do I have severe cramps in my hands and feet? Also, intermittent shacking my fingers and hands cramp up for no reason. It makes it very hard to cut a steak, to grab and hold something, to type, and there is some shacking that is getting worse. Also
You : You do need to be seen and be evaluated for this. Even though you are taking vitamins or minerals, you could still have a deficiency such as low potassium or low sodium. There are other neurological possibilities as well. Please be seen by your doctor for a complete evaluation. If you have worsening symptoms or any new complaints then you would have to be seen immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if I have been getting pain in my feet and hands also leg cramps at night and when i'm sometimes up?
What medical : Problems do you have? What meds are you on? When was or last physical? ...Read more
Im 18 & suffer from Raynaud's disease. I get cuts easily on feet&hands, healing times are bad and bad cramps when injured for hours why does it happen?
This sounds like: more than simple Raynaud's. If you haven't already, you should have a workup by your doctor or a specialist for other associated medical issues. You need a full exam and possibly labwork...unfortunately above the scope of what we can provide here. ...Read more
My 8 yr old daughter has been getting pins & needles and cramps in her hands and feet almost every day for the past few months. Should i seek gp?
DEFINITELY.....,: Your daughter needs to have a thorough physical exam with emphasis to neurological examination. Metabolic causes also needs to be looked into including possible deficiency of micro-nutrients / vitamins. A detail family history is important part in the management. Lab. Works might be needed. Please make an appointment with her pediatrician. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, from past few months I have been noticing a lot of weakness in my body. I also feel shakiness in my hands and suffer from cramps in legs and feet.
See a physician: You should consult a physician. Who can examine you and run some lab test to rule out other causes of weakness and tremors like anemia hyperthyroidism and medications.I guess that you may be suffering from dehydration, hypokalemia or hypoglycemia which is causing your symptoms. In the meantime you cut back on all caffeine nicotine and alcohol intake. See your internist for work up asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get foot and hand cramps, i might have dystonia. What tests will a neurologist do to diagnose. Age 23 male?
Examine you: Dystonia is a class of movement disorders characterized by involuntary movements, tremors, or spasms. The causes of these disorders include medications, genetics, or degenerative or traumatic brain injuries. The most important test that your neurologist will do is a careful physical exam. Tests in addition to this should be considered only they improve your treatment in some way. ...Read more
Keep getting muscle cramps on my foot when I drive (step on accelerator) n on my hand for the past 2 weeks. What's wrong?
The heels and arches of both my feet have dull pains and also the palms of both my hands around the base of my thumbs. Very slight cramps to.
Why do I start get cramps every time Move or bend the cramps are in my stomach and I get them in my feet and hands so bad that the finger cross over?
Maybe dehydration: Often cramps are due to not drinking enough water. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and out door heat. If you do not improve by tomorrow see your doctor. She can run labs. Those symptoms can be related to many issues but the most common is being overheated and dehydrated. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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