What causes carpopedal spasm?

Various things. Neurological problems imbalance of blood salts (particularly calcium) hypervenilation gi problems.

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What medications cause carpopedal spasms?

Hand/foot spasms. Any medication can cause any reaction at any time. I think you should consider neurological or vascular conditions as well, however. Diuretics which remove fluid along with electrolytes, drugs for high blood pressure, inhaled asthma products and cholesterol /lipid - lowering drugs are some medications causing extremity spasms. Read more...

What is the exact mechanism behind carpopedal spasm in latent hypocalcemia after tying BP cuff.? Does local acidosis cause fall in calcium or what els

Muscle irritability. I believe the pathophysiology behind carpopedal spasm induced by trousseau sign is that the ischemia produced by cutting off blood flow (for 3 min) to the arm brings out the irritability of the nerves in the arm due to hypocalcemia, thereby causing muscle contractions that result in carpopedal spasm. I do not believe that localized acidosis or a further fall in calcium levels plays a role. Read more...

I have carpopedal spasm.. what do you think has happened to me?

Not sure. I am not sure what you are specifically referring to. If you meant carpal tunnel syndrome, that is pressure on a nerve in the hand which can cause numbness in the thumb, index, and middle fingers. Nerve compression can also cause some muscle spasms to occur as well. If the symptoms are bothering you, get them checked out by your doctor. You can try a wrist splint as well. Read more...

A few years ago went to emerg with resp of 40 heart rate 90 and carpopedal spasm, my hands were clawed inward and couldn't move arms. Stroke? Mi?

Not necessarily... Carpopedal spasm could have happened as a result of acute loss of co2, when you were hyperventilating for some reason; especially if your muscles were sensitized (genetically, or chemically/pharmacologically) a reversible "mini stroke" is a possible diagnosis, but it has to be supported by other findings. Heart rate of 90 is not diagnostic at all. Absolutely not enough evidence to label it an mi. Read more...