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Since how long?
Do you have cramps in the feet/legs as well?
Numbness, burning or tingling in the hands?
Difficulty in breathing?
Just cramps in my hands which started last night and a little very little tingling
Thank you very much for the useful information Roger.
Well the usual causes for such kind of muscle cramps include an injury, exercise and physical exertion, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance including low calcium and magnesium levels.
Sometimes, circulation abnormalities to the hands or abnormal pressure over the nerves (like compression of median nerve at the wrists) can also present clinically in the form of painful muscle cramps and tingling.
So this clearly needs a clinical examination and if deemed necessary some blood work (such as calcium/magnesium levels) or nerve conduction studies will be require to ascertain the exact cause for this.
Right now you should have rest.
Gentle massage of the hands.
Drink lot of water and juices/gatorade.
And watchfully monitor your symptoms for next few hours/days.
If this does not improve or get worse, you should go to the doctor discussing all the details i have mentioned to get a management plan chalked out that suits best to your needs.
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