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Sometimes I wake up and my hands are cramped and it is hard to get tje muscles to relax again?

Sometimes I wake up and my hands are cramped and it is hard to get tje muscles to relax again?

Muscle cramps: Sometimes muscles cramps such as you describe are due to potassium or magnesium deficiency. Make certain you eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Taking a magnesium supplement in the form of 500mg of magnesium oxide daily may also help. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I've been noticing that my legs twitch in my sleep, not often but maybe 1-2 times per night and it wakes me up. My hands also cramp and hurt for hrs!

I've been noticing that my legs twitch in my sleep, not often but maybe 1-2 times per night and it wakes me up. My hands also cramp and hurt for hrs!

Try K-Mg Aspartate: Try Potassium-Magnesium Aspartate. Aspartic acid is a mineral transporter, and will enhance the uptake of potassium and magnesium into the cells. Restless legs, as you are describing, often responds to additional magnesium and potassium, two minerals which most people are deficient. ...Read more

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How to treat a hand cramp?

How to treat a hand cramp?

Stretch & evaluate: I would expect your name to be something more like carpe mannus rather than carpe diem. Spasms are generally relieved by slow and progressive passive stretching of the effected muscle. Spasms can be caused by a variety of reasons including electrolyte abnormalities, denervation, endocrinologic diseases, seizure, nerve compression, etc. If this recurs discuss with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Temporary (10 minutes) cramp in hand and arm?

Temporary (10 minutes) cramp in hand and arm?

Muscle spasm..: Muscle fatigue/injury, over-used, poor blood circulation (i.E laying on arm too long while asleep), medication use, neurologic diseases/nerve compression, low potassium/calcium etc...Can cause muscle spasm. At times, no cause can be found. There are treatments, but you should get evaluated by doc first if this is bothersome/recurring for you. Keep well hydrated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do my hands cramp when I sleep?

Why do my hands cramp when I sleep?

Sleep position: This can be caused by your sleep position pinching a nerve. Try to change how you position you hand and arms. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why do my hands cramp up? I heard it was carpopedal spasms

Why do my hands cramp up? I heard it was carpopedal spasms

Many causes: There are many potential causes ranging from metabolic, to electrolyte imbances, to neurologic, or musculoskeletal. Some causes may be systemic while others may be localized. Some may be peripheral whereas other will be central. There is no simple explanation. See your internist for a history and physical as well as basic studies. ...Read more

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Why do my hands cramp in the night while sleeping?

Why do my hands cramp in the night while sleeping?

Postural: This may be related to the postion that you sleep in. Or it could be a pinched nerve.
Do you have any other symptoms or mucles pains? You doctor or a chiropractor can help determine what is going on. ...Read more

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I'm a repair tech and work on power and manual wheelchairs. My hands hurt and cramp up not long after I work and use tools...also swollen in morn.

I'm a repair tech and work on power and manual wheelchairs. My hands hurt and cramp up not long after I work and use tools...also swollen in morn.

See specialist: See your family MD and get referral to a hand surgeon for diagnosis. Cramping and swelling can be two different things at work. At your age you should not wait and see, but rather get to MD and figure this one out. May be neurologic, vascular, muscular, or orthopedic. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and my hands started swelling and always feel cramp or numb all the time since then. It really hurts? Is this normal?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and my hands started swelling and always feel cramp or numb all the time since then. It really hurts? Is this normal?

Carpal tunnel: It is very common for women to develop carpal tunnel syndrome due to the swelling associated with pregnancy. Wear carpal tunnel splints, especially while you sleep. After you give birth, the pain should go away. ...Read more

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I have cramp on the right hand side of my uterus, I'm on birth control and my break is in 2 weeks! Is this normal? I'm worried it's pregnancy cramps!

I have cramp on the right hand side of my uterus, I'm on birth control and my break is in 2 weeks! Is this normal? I'm worried it's pregnancy cramps!

Birth Control: Birth control taken correctly has very low pregnancy rates, not quite sure what the break in 2 weeks means, but try not to worry, and if you are a week or more late starting your period I'd suggest taking a home pregnancy test ...Read more

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Both of my hands have a cramp in them...Its kinda hurts when I make a fist. What could this be? Thank you.

Both of my hands have a cramp in them...Its kinda hurts when I make a fist. What could this be? Thank you.

Hand cramps: This could be a number of things ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to serum electrolyte disorders (calcium) to something as straightforward as overuse. If you find that your symptoms are not improving with time or are in fact worsening. I would recommend consultation with your primary care physician initially. ...Read more

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My son has thrown up a few times and then started to have tingly, numb cramped up hands. Seems to have fever.

My son has thrown up a few times and then started to have tingly, numb cramped up hands. Seems to have fever.

Electrolyte losses: With vomiting, you lose salts as well as fluids. Your son has probably lost a vital amount of salt and now is experiencing muscle irritability because of that. I would advise getting to an Emergency Room or Urgent Care center right away. IV fluids with re-balance of the electrolytes will resolve this problem. Hope you can get help now -it is very important. ...Read more

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Whenever I over work my hand like using a hammer for a couple of minutes or grabbing something I have a pain sort of like cramp palm side all around thum?

Whenever I over work my hand like using a hammer for a couple of minutes or grabbing something I have a pain sort of like cramp palm side all around thum?

Carpal tunnel or...: It is possible that you may have carpal tunnel syndrome or early arthritis at the base of the thumb. It's also very possible that muscle fatigue because you normally don't use that muscle much and suddenly you force that muscle into working hard, it can be easily fatigued due to lack of conditioning. If resting quickly resolves the symptom, likely muscle fatigue. If worsens, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I help a post stroke hand and arm cramp at home?

How can I help a post stroke hand and arm cramp at home?

Stroke PT: F of unknown age or medical Hx asks: How can I help a post stroke hand and arm cramp at home? ANS: you need to be referred to a rehabilitation expert for evaluation and training of the exercises that may be helpful. ...Read more

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I got sharp pain in hands and feet and cramp what can do for this very pain?

I got sharp pain in hands and feet and cramp what can do for this very pain?

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 more

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My hand hurts sometimes. Like its cramped (bones hurt). Any ideas what it is?

Diabetes?: Retinopathy, 44, -hmmm suspicious for DM type II. C
Check yourH A1c and urine. If there is numbness in the hand consider Carpal Tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel entrapment. If there is actual cramping, rebreathe in a paper bag or newest idea--eat something very spicy. Finally, if the pain has a pattern other than your entire hand, you may have neck problem. ...Read more

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My right hand feels numb and cramped. No previous injury or recent injury. Between ring and baby fingers. What is going on? It came on suddenly.

My right hand feels numb and cramped. No previous injury or recent injury. Between ring and baby fingers. What is going on? It came on suddenly.

Ulnar Nerve Entrapme: The ulnar nerve gives feeling to the little finger and half of the ring finger. Numbness and tingling in the ring finger and little finger are common symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment. Increased risk with elbow injury or repetitive bending movement at wrist or elbow. Symptoms can come and go. They happen more often when the elbow is bent, such as when driving or holding the phone. ...Read more