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Wrist Weights For An Essential Tremor
Basic wrist exercises with 1 pd weights okay for those w/wrist tendinitis when in pain? Isn't exercise with tendinitis a must?
Exercise or therapy: Tendonitis of the wrist just like in other joints can be difficult to treat. You are correct that exercise is helpful in treating tendonitis but you may benefit more from physical therapy so you do the exercises correctly and do not make the condition worse. See a physician possible an orthopedist or rheumatologist and then have a treatment plan. Good luck ...Read more
Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)
Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more
Different Options: There are many reasons for hand tremors and the therapy should be tailored to what is causing the tremor. For example, if you are on thyroid medication and are getting a bit too much, then the dose should be adjusted. On the other hand, if you're drinking too many caffeinated beverages every day then reducing may be a good option. Tremors of Parkinson's or essential tremors can respond to meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have cubital tunnel syndrome both elbows? Its mild, using elbow splints daily, is it ok to do weight training ( free weights) or will make worse?
SCA Familial diagnosed. How beneficial is gym based weight exercises? age 65, mobile, tremor in r hand. Lack full confident balance when walking.
Ataxia AND confidenc: Clinical Manifestations of Hereditary Ataxia Clinical manifestations of hereditary ataxia are poor coordination of movement and a wide-based, uncoordinated, unsteady gait. Poor coordination of the limbs and of speech (dysarthria) are often present. Hereditary ataxia may result from one or any combination of the following: Dysfunction of the cerebellum and its associated systems Lesions in the spinal cord Peripheral sensory loss Establishing the Diagnosis of Hereditary Ataxia Establishing the diagnosis of hereditary ataxia requires the following: Detection on neurologic examination of typical clinical symptoms and signs including poorly coordinated gait and finger/hand movements, often associated with dysarthria and nystagmus Documenting the hereditary nature by the presence of: A positive family history of ataxia; A causative (i.e., pathogenic) allelic variant or variants one of the many genes associated with hereditary ataxia; A clinical phenotype characteristic of a genetic form of ataxia. Note: In some individuals with no family history of ataxia it may not be possible to establish a genetic cause if results of all available genetic tests are normal. ...Read more
Yes, not same target: Dbs is most commonly used for parkinson disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Usually the dystonia is a generalized dystonia although it can be used for more focal dystonia ie cervical (neck) as well. The target for essential tremor is usually the thalamus, while the target for dystonia is the globus pallidus interna. If someone was having it for both disease states, a careful plan is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With an iron deficiency & a heart rate (resting) of approximately 82 is it safe to start jumping rope for exercise/getting fit? Harmful or beneficial?
Listen to your body: If you do a gentle pretend jump roping, like skipping rope, slowly, you will get good movement that will stimulate blood flow in even 30 seconds. That should increase circulation to your entire body. Doing this every 30 minutes while awake and gradually increasing the duration will be very beneficial to you as you are correcting your iron deficiency. In less than a month you will be stronger. ...Read more
Injured upper back falling. Muscle is burning/tearing with daily movement and basic living tasks. Treating with cyclobenzaprine/heat. Recommendation?
Time is generally : needed to allow muscular injuries to heal whether they be contusions &/or pulls. Local modalities like heat &/or ice can help as can activity modification to avoid restraining the muscles as they heal. Use of medication can help with symptoms like cyclobenzoprine, Tylenol (acetaminophen) & an OTC NSAID if no reasons not to medically. Physical therapy may also be of help if other possible injuries are ruled out ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your level of stregth and what you are trying to accomplish. Start out light and increase weight as tolerated is usually a good way to go. ...Read more
Hand Tremor/ depression.Diagnosed as early stage Parkinson. Is there med. or herbal way to stop hand tremor completely.Pexola 0.375mg helps little.
Tremor options in PD: Tremor as part of Parkinson is tough. If you think pramipexole is helping with your PD it is reasonable to ask your MD about increasing it. If your total daily dose is 0.375mg, you have a lot of room to increase (as long as the side effects aren't bad). Unfortunately, the resting tremor of PD is arguably best treated by moving or finding a better PD medicine. ...Read more
I'm a medical asst- bps and computer work. My right hand is super crampy and painful, some wrist pain. Carpal tunnel? Ortho or pcp? Thanks :)
Which is better only jogging or jogging with lifting weights? Is lifting weight to build muscle good for health or only to show (to look good).
Your decision: In general, aerobic exercise is good (jogging) for you. Lifting weights is a personal preference, as it will helping you tone your muscles and you can lift weights and alter your daily routine as you want to get "larger muscles" or to just tone yourself. The fact that you are interested in any type of exercise is encouraging, keep up the good work. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Mom's age-47.Her hands tremor holding light things eg a plate of food against gravity & also li'l tremor at rest while hand is held free while standin?
Many: Propranolol can be incr to as much as 320 mg a day if hr and BP permit. Primidone can be increased to as much as 750 mg/day, limited initially by n, v, and ataxia (incoordination). Other drugs are: gabapentin, alprazolam, topiramate and finally, deep brain stimulation. Tremor that does not cause impairment or embarrassment does not require treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is ice only a good treatment for acute injuries? My podiatrist has recommended icing 3 tinmes daily for insertional achilles tendonosis per MRI
Icy Hot.: There is a general consensus that icing might be indicated for most acute injuries. As one moves away from acuteness, however, the indications for the use of icing becomes fuzzy. Ultimately, it is a matter of experience and preference of the physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elderly male with dementia. What are causes of hand tremors? Tremors may prove to be a problem when eating with a spoon. Myoclonic jerks related?
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