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Why Do My Hands Cramp Up
Not random: There is always a reason for swelling. It seems random to you most likely because you have not discovered what is responsible yet. The usual suspects are diet, salt intake, positional, exercise related, arthritic, vascular disease, cardiac problems.....If you have ruled out the obvious ones then i would suggest seeing your primary care physician. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you diabetic?: Cramps in the finger and the toes usually due to muscle problem or nerve problem or combination of both and sometime due to circulation problems., it happen in people have diabetes, or other disease . I would recommend to check it out by tour doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nocturnal tingling: Night tingling in hands and fingers is a common sign of carpal tunnel but can also represent any compression nerve problem or other neuropathy. At night when asleep the hands swell so pressure in the nerve rises. changing microcirucation within the nerve and leading to increased symptoms.See yourPCP or a hand surgeon..but a simple not too tight wrist splint may help. if worn when asleep ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling!: When you double your blood volume in pregnancy, there is a lot of swelling. Some you see and some you don't. Swelling around the nerves in your wrist and elbow can squeeze the nerves. It is a temporary problem but really frustrating and it can be painful. Splints at night can sometimes help. It will resolved after pregnancy but may take a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some thoughts: If you make the fist in response to strong emotion, not unique afterwards to feel a let-down or "weakness". If you have a pinched nerve at the wrist or within the central palm, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, the fisting action could create further compression and more symptoms. Could be sorted out with an emg/nerve conduction test if necessary, if the problem intensifies. ...Read more
It would be helpful: If you state specifically where they hurt. The swelling part is a bit of a concern as swelling in the morning is not as common as swelling say in the evening. If you were laying down for most of the night then usually swelling is limited in the morning. So does it feel swollen or is it actually swollen? Common morning type foot pain conditions include plantar fascitiis.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arthritis: It sounds like you could be developing arthritis. Arthritis typically causes swelling and stiffness usually worse in the morning. it could be benign mechanical osteoarthritis or more severe, crippling rheumatoid arthritis. another cause unrelated to joint s would just be fluid retention. If having joint pain and stiffness I would recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more
Nerves: The nerves that come from your uterus into your spine also come from your legs and back. It is called referred pain and is reflection of how your nervous system is wired. Use motrin or better start birth control pill patch or ring and menstrual symptoms will decrease substantially. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hands often cramp or spasm when I'm working or doing daily things and it's been going on for a few years now. I even drop things occasionally. ?
Neuropathy: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common neuropathy or nerve damage, similar to bumping your funny bone. This can be due to compression of median nerve in carpal tunnel. Poorly controlled diabetes as well as some vitamin deficiencies can also cause peripheral neuropathy although more commonly in feet. Go see your family doc who may order a nerve conduction velocity test if diagnosis isn't clear. ...Read more
I get terrible cramps in my hands and at times can't even hold objects or open med bottles. They contort my hands and hurt. What can be wrong?
Writer's cramp: This could be writer's cramp. Cramping and pain can occur after excessive hand use, such as writing. If this is occurring, lay off of typing or writing for a while to see if it subsides. If not, i recommend seeking a formal opinion from your pcp or neurologist. ...Read more
Interesting: 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
I am feeling cramps in my hand and I have use blood tonic but it don't stop. What is wrong with me?
Carpal Tunnel ?: This would need to be evaluated locally by a physician. Please make an appointment for an examination. ...Read more
My hands are having cramps while i'm slicing something, its painful and i can't move my fingers at all?
Depends: If symptons sudden, with activity, it suggests silent carpel tunnel syndrome in your diabetes affecting the relative strength of your thumb to your other fingers. If the problem is developing slowly, with arthritic stiffness and weakness, you may have neuropathy. Overuse of the hands can trigger thumb problems because it is the most vulnerable digit. Don't worry, there are solutions(splints). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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