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I have a tremor in my hands. What could be the cause?

By August 29, 2013 - 8:31pm
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My right hand has had a tremor off and on for about a year. My left just started recently. I get massages and other treatment for pinched nerves in my shoulder, thinking that might be the cause. But now after a year it hasn't affected the tremor. What is your recommendations and what kind of doctor do you see for this?

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Hi  Jinger Richardson_2,

Essential tremor is a nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) that causes a rhythmic shaking. Essential tremor can affect almost any part of your body, but the trembling occurs most often in your hands. Especially when you try to do simple tasks, such as drinking from a glass, tying shoelaces, writing or shaving. Essential tremor may also affect your head, voice, arms or legs.

Although usually not a dangerous condition, essential tremor worsens over time and can be severe in some people. It isn't caused by other diseases, although it's sometimes confused with Parkinson's disease. Essential tremor can occur at any age but is most common in people age 40 and older.

You'll likely first discuss your symptoms with your family doctor. He or she may refer you to a doctor trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologist) for further evaluation.



August 30, 2013 - 4:05am
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Thank you for your response. I will find a doctor that can help me with this.


September 4, 2013 - 11:19am
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