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?
Carpal Tunnel ! If you need to "open med bottles", you're probably in an age group where carpal tunnel syndrome is an extremely common cause of such symptoms. Arthritis, especially at the base of the thumb is also a very common cause. You would greatly benefit from an exam by a physician skilled in hand conditions. It is likely that this is something quite "fixable" to make your hand and life better!