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I am getting periodical cramps in both hands. I am male age

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I am getting periodical cramps in both hands. I am male age 66
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 4 years ago.

Hello and thank you for the question.

Answers given are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace an exam by an in-person.

I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Specialist and i will do my best to help you today.

You need to answer a few questions first which will help me assist you in a better way.

Since how long?

Do you have cramps in the feet/legs as well?

Numbness, burning or tingling in the hands?

Difficulty in breathing?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Just cramps in my hands which started last night and a little very little tingling

Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 4 years ago.

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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Kindest Regards.