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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?

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Spasms

Cramps can occur for a number of reasons.
They can be related to activities you are doing, electrolyte imbalance, nerve problems, underlying arthritis, among others. If they are not resolving, contact your physician.

In brief: Spasms

Cramps can occur for a number of reasons.
They can be related to activities you are doing, electrolyte imbalance, nerve problems, underlying arthritis, among others. If they are not resolving, contact your physician.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Arthritis

It sounds like typical arthritis, either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Nsaids like Ibuprofen should help, and you need to take it regularly. If not better, be seen by your physician.

In brief: Arthritis

It sounds like typical arthritis, either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Nsaids like Ibuprofen should help, and you need to take it regularly. If not better, be seen by your physician.
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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