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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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My hand cramps up when I'm sleeping, why?

My hand cramps up when I'm sleeping, why?

Hand cramps sleeping: Brain disorder
chronic kidney disease and dialysis
damage to a single nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) or multiple nerves (polyneuropathy) that are connected to muscle
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

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Numbness n cramping on my right hand n finger since last few yrs can't sleep at night specially it pains a lot the hand becomes rock solid sometimes?

Numbness n cramping on my right hand n finger since last few yrs can't sleep at night specially it pains a lot the hand becomes rock solid sometimes?

NERVE PINCHING: Your description could well be c/w carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve compression at the wrist. However, might wonder about a primary joint problem or even early arthritis, as part of the problem. Get examined, have various tests, maybe an emg. ...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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Prednisone having severe sweating day and night, cramps in legs feet and hands and extreme fatigue but having a hard time sleeping. How can I deal w/?

Prednisone having severe sweating day and night, cramps in legs feet and hands and extreme fatigue but having a hard time sleeping. How can I deal w/?

Common side effects: Unfortunately, those are all common side effects of steroids, especially if you are on high doses and/or taking it for an extended period. Taking it as early in the day as possible may help with the insomnia. Have your potassium checked if you continue having cramps, as steroids can deplete potassium. The sweating.... Check w/your dr... Maybe decrease dose, alternating days if possible..... ...Read more

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27 w chest, arm, hand, back, rib pain for 6 months. Pain feels like foot falling asleep & 2-3sec. Shooting, burning, cramping pain 24/7. Awareness of heartbeat 24/7 (after Biaxin, HR normal). EKG's, blood, X-rays, stress are ok. NSAIDs don't work.?

27 w chest, arm, hand, back, rib pain for 6 months. Pain feels like foot falling asleep & 2-3sec. Shooting, burning, cramping pain 24/7. Awareness of heartbeat 24/7 (after Biaxin, HR normal). EKG's, blood, X-rays, stress are ok. NSAIDs don't work.?

Pain: Please have a family or friend refer you to a primary doctor you have not yet seen. Problems could be related to medical issues or you might set up an appointment with a Psychologist.
Please keep me informed. ...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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Hands go to sleep?

Hands go to sleep?

Which fingers: Carpal tunnel is a very common malady that involves the "tunnel" that the nerves of the wrist going through being too small for the nerve itself. It is relieved with releasing the ligament that forms the roof of the tunnel. You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Hands go num while sleeping on side?

Numb: Nerves are electical wires with circuits which fingers sthumb to 1/2 4th finger on palm median nerve, same pattern on top radial nerve, 5th andq 1/2 4th is ulnar. . May be bend wrist or elbow compressing nerve while sleep. Could come from spinal cord at cervical area. There are tsts to determine area of " short" if severe. Could try cock up brace for wrist or keep elbow straight by using pillow. ...Read more

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Why was i chewing my hand in my sleeping?

Why was i chewing my hand in my sleeping?

Bruxism?: Could be a type of bruxism, or nighttime tooth grinding. It just happens to include your hand depending upon the sleep position you may be in. It is really had to say for sure, but if this is a common occurrence, then I would consider a nighttime bruxism mouthpiece. ...Read more

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What causes hand cramps?

What causes hand cramps?

Muscle: Use of hand muscles which are small and weak with a small cross-sectional area may seem important but itis nit hte most significant. Sometime calcium metabolism, swelling, fatigue, nerve compression. ...Read more

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What could produce severe cramp in my hand?

What could produce severe cramp in my hand?

Many possibilites: You need to be evaluated.... Could be overuse, carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched nerve, or metabolic causes. ...Read more

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Why my hands fall asleep while I'm sleeping?

Why my hands fall asleep while I'm sleeping?

Sleep: It could be that you put pressure on your arm with your head or have medical conditions or low calcium. ...Read more

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What could be causing cramping and pain in my hand?

Carpal tunnel : The other symptoms are numbness and tingling in the index and middle finger. The best doctor to diagnose is a neurologist. ...Read more

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My hands fall asleep when I am sleeping, why is that?

My hands fall asleep when I am sleeping, why is that?

Parathesia: These occur primarily from blood flow or nerve impingements during sleep in a particular posture. ...Read more

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What could cause hand numbness in the middle of my sleep?

What could cause hand numbness in the middle of my sleep?

Carpal tunnel synd.: There a re many potential causes, but by far the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Cts is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist and many patients wake up with hand numbness. Usually initial treatment is a night spilint. If this does not work, surgery may be indicated. Thanks. ...Read more

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What cause cramps and tingling pains on the dominant hand?

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

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My hands are numb every time I sleep. What might be the problem?

My hands are numb every time I sleep. What might be the problem?

Vague: Hard to say without a history and exam. Could be your sleep position, a pinched nerve, circulation issue... See a Dr. just to be sure. ...Read more

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Can't sleep bc of severe pain from burns on hand. Any suggestions?

Yikes sounds painful: Besides general over the counter pain remedies.topicals that can be tried includin aloe vera, and you might even try some Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or zinc oxide.if those or around...obviously lots of options at the pharmacy/store. If the burn is severe and blistering perhaps worth getting professional help to prevent complications. The pain is reassuring in that the nerves weren't either badly damaged ...Read more

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Does a Colonic hurt? Could you ask for a sleep med, beforehand...?

Does a Colonic hurt? Could you ask for a sleep med, beforehand...?

Don't waste your $: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more