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What causes cramps in the hands and jaw locking?

i am a 49 year old male. i am experiencing lots of cramping in my hands and arms. simple tasks suck as brushing teeth and combing hair. i also am experiencing lots of muscle twitching and spasms in my arms and now up into my facial muscles as well. My jaw and hands/fingers are locking up. Thoughts?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
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Hello,

You will need to have a good neurological examination to identify if the symptoms are persistent during the examination. In this case a neurological condition can be considered and proper other examinations might be needed to verify the diagnosis.

Motor neuron disease is the one to be ruled out when a patient experiences muscle twitching and spasms.

I hope I have answered to your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Kind regards,

Antoneta Zotaj
General & Family Physician
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What causes cramps in the hands and jaw locking?

Hello, You will need to have a good neurological examination to identify if the symptoms are persistent during the examination. In this case a neurological condition can be considered and proper other examinations might be needed to verify the diagnosis. Motor neuron disease is the one to be ruled out when a patient experiences muscle twitching and spasms. I hope I have answered to your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Kind regards, Antoneta Zotaj General & Family Physician