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What Causes Hand Cramps In Left Hand
My left hand cramps really bad to the point were I can't open it! There's a huge amount of pain with it as well! What could this be? How do I stop it?
Check your calcium: It sound like Trousseau's crampGet a more detailed answer ›
My last exam the doc said no reflex left arm, is this a problem? Have anything yo do with my hand cramps and numbness?
Explanation : Yes, it most likely related. Continue investigation with your doctor. ...Read more
Not looking for diagnosis just ideas , Iseeing my doc in jan,22/m some weaknes in left arm and leg comes and goes , hand cramps , twitching, als?
You're right No Dx : You are absolutely correct. On the basis of what you have presented no diagnosis is actually possible much less placing ALS as a possibility. Your age and the fact that you are saying weakness comes and goes on one side of your body puts that off the table. If you are interested in a private consultation to get more ideas on this please feel free to look me up at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Writing for 30 minutes should be well tolerated at your age. Are you taking narcotic medications because you have been injured and are just resuming your writing activities?
Muscle, nerve, motor control and congenital (spastic) conditions can create problems. Talk with your doctor about the problem. Get tested for acquired nerve problems from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome if you have numbness too. ...Read more
Not sure: Not sure what you mean by mallet exercises. If you are referring in drum mallets, or something similar, then you can develope hand cramping. This can be caused by overuse, nerve compression, or rarely circulation problems. Make sure you warm up properly for 2-5 minutes, then begin your mallet exercises. Stop before you get cramping and rest. Then repeat cycle. ...Read more
I have hand cramps when I am writing and it enables me to right I am still in schooling so it is very difficult not to write what can I do?!
See an occupational: Therapist. Some kids & teens have problems with proprioception (sensing where body parts are in relation to each other) & kinesthesia ( sensing where body is in space).When this information doesn't get transmitted to the brain easily, kids grip pens & pencils differently & tightly to get pain fibers to send the message. It works, but it causes cramps. An ot can help you with a solution. ...Read more
MYALGIAS/CRAMPS: MYALGIAS And cramps need a through W/U. You can ease symptoms and minimize severity with a gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com/gutbliss.com and a variety of vitamins that I recommend on rejuvenation-science.com especially Uniquinol Also follow up for exams and labs with your doctor. Especially VitD/B12/Folic Acid/iron studies. . Meds like lyrica (pregabalin) /cymbalta/savella can help ...Read more
No: Ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory medication. Muscle cramps happen from causes other than inflammation( and there are many). If you get the cramps frequently it would be a good idea to see a doctor to find the cause. A few things to try on your own would be magnesium supplements or epsom salt soaks, warm compresses, or massage. Also pay attention to whether you might be dehydrated. ...Read more
Hand cramps sleeping:
chronic kidney disease and dialysis
damage to a single nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) or multiple nerves (polyneuropathy) that are connected to muscles
dehydration (not having enough fluids in your body)
peripheral neuropathy., decreased mg, calcium, vitamin d. Please see you doctor.
Refer to: www.Healthcentral.Com and type in hand and foot spasms. ...Read more
My mom has been experiencing hand cramps on her right hand for quite sometime now, should she take any medications?
No: she should seek medical help to determine the cause of the problem. ...Read more
I am getting hand cramps and breathing problem after eating. This condition is worse in night time. situation adjust after 2 hours.kindly suggest?
Odd: That's an odd combination of symptoms. I would see your doctor for exam and blood work. ...Read more
22/male constant hand cramps no weakness , what are chances it could be ALS , it does not run in my family ? Need some peace if mind please !!
Rest easy son: With just hand cramps as your symptom and no family history of ALS I would say that Killer Krill that hunt giant Sperm Whales found in the ocean would be more likely to exist than you having ALS with that presentation. In other words, just work on UNcramping your hands a little which could be stress and so forth. If you were inconsolable over this then, see a neurologist to check you over. ...Read more
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
Right arm weak my hand cramps up and my fingers get cold why is that and worse at times if i bend my arm any reasons why?
Nerve and or artery: More details about exactly which fingers and which parts of the get-go would help. Is the problem precipitated by cold weather or be in a cold room? To the fingers change colors? Does your "funnybone" get "hit"a lot? What other circumstances or activity calls or exacerbate the problem and what relieves it? ...Read more
22 year old male having some hand cramps and leg cramps , can it be ALS ? It does not run in my family by the way?
Cramps: can be caused by many conditions (electrolyte imbalance is probably the most common). Once can see muscle cramps at some stages of ALS but this disorder is quite uncommon and would more likely present with weakness initially. Ask your doctor to have a look at you and if the diagnosis is not revealed with an exam and simple blood tests by all means seek the opinion of a neurologist regarding ALS ...Read more
Painful lump on index finger. Started on palm but now on distal side. Wrist is painful also. Can bend without pain but can not grip and hand cramps.
Get a Grip.: It sounds as though you may be experiencing the beginning symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome. This problem is best addressed early. To remove all doubt, consult with a hand surgeon. ...Read more
My 13 yr old dgt is a competitive baton twirler and extremely active! after sweating profusely, she gets leg & hand cramps.She drinks lots of h2o!
22 year old Latino , what are the chances for me to get ALS , does not run in family , I have hand cramps runs up my arm? Need some peace of mind plz
Very rare: ALS has gotten a lot of press lately due to the ice bucket challenge. In reality, it is an extremely rare disease. In the US, about 5,000 people (out of 300,000,000) are diagnosed per year. Hand cramps are not part of the symptom progression of ALS. Nothing is impossible, but it is very unlikely you have the disease. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Have high anxiety. 35 yr old female. NormalCBC negative ANA, started muscle twitching random places, hand cramps. ALS? Brain MRI negative. Please advi
Ask your primary: care MD for referrals to a psychiatrist & psychologist for diagnosis & treatment of your Anxiety Disorder(s). Anti-anxiety medications may help, at least during the 1st months of Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy. Also ask for a referral to a neurologist to address your concerns. A normal neurological exam helps confirm a dx. of Illness Anxiety Disorder, but does not make its symptoms go away. ...Read more
Night sweats, sore wrists , tingling in feet , hands feel weak and not often but when i grab something my hand cramps up is this carpal tunnel ?
I'm a male 39,I have pain from knee through pelvic and sometimes i feel cramps like on my Left hand,what might be the causes?
I have painful cramps in my left hand and locking. All my doctors don't have answers. What do I do?
My left hand often cramps painfully for 20+ minutes and I cannot stretch it out. I also have numbness in pinkie and ring finger. What could this be?
Often no cause: Spontaneous painful muscle cramps often happen without any detectable cause. Electrolytes imbalance and low Calcium levels in blood are rather uncommon causes of painful cramps. Gentle stretching of the painful muscle along with gentle massage resolves it in few minutes. Some medicines are associated with muscle cramps (like Statins) but they do not cause muscle contraction . ...Read more
I have a pain in my lower left hand side of my stomach area.. its been coming and going for almost a week. what could it be? Doesn't feel like cramps.
See physician: You need to find the cause. A number of problems can produce this symptom. See your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
Hi I have had stomach cramps for the last two days its at its worst when getting up out of a chair the pain is in my lower left hand side
Pain: Pain in the left lower abdomen always raises the possibility of a condition called diverticulitis. This would be more likely if you had pain with eating and fever. The fact that it hurts when getting up from a chair suggests that it may be muscular in nature. Any change in your bowel movements? See your doctor if the pain gets worse or changes and fever develops. ...Read more
Hello doc sometimes l have cramp on my left hand and sometymes on my upper left side l fell lyke burning inside
and having short breath again
Left hand /side cram: The burning may be reflux with or without H pylori a bacteria, you can see if maalox eases the discomfort (if H pylori need antibiotics also) . Sometimes with reflux you can get discomfort in arms . Chest pain could also be cardiac and can radiate to arm. Arm pain can be thoracic outlet syndrome , TMJ or from the neck, (motrin can help ,though makes reflux worse)rarely MS. F/U w/doc ...Read more
I have a swollen vein, I think, on the palm of my left hand. Started as a cramp, now is 1/8" round hard bump that hurts?
Need evaluation: We need to know where this lesion is located. It may not be a vein. Ask your physician to have you see a hand specialist ...Read more