Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
175 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

my hands cramp up and stiffen, kindly suggestions

I think I may have carpal tunnel . Not to sure though. my symptoms are. If I am using my hands for a good period of time, using the same repetitive movements, my hands cramp up, and stiffen. Also everytime i use my hands or thumbs for any reason, I have to crack my thumbs. and they do crack everytime, I could crack them over and over again. The thumb cracking has been so bad that it is actually a habit now. Any suggestions ? or maybe a possible diagnosis, so I cant treat my problems.
Fri, 20 Apr 2012
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
  User's Response
's  Response

any advice is beneficial, and appreciated.

Neurologist, Surgical Dr. N. R. Sreehari's  Response

Your problem seems some what like a carpal tunnel syndrome but not exactly. what could be done for this to do a nerve conduction study of both hands so that we can get a confirmation of carpal tunnel syndrome . By consulting a neurosurgeon it can treated well also . Dont worry before you conclude upon the diagnosis get an opinion from a neurosurgeon/orthopedic surgeon

take care bye
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I was initially left handed,but somehow I had to change to my right hand.For the past years i ve had serious trouble in executing words on a...

Recent questions on  Median nerve

doctor1 MD

I had Neck surgery June 2, 2014 due to pinching of C8 nerve bundle and ulnar nerve challenges on the right arm and hand. My right hand continues to...

doctor1 MD

right hand is weak. I drop things and its hard to grip onto things. I feel mild discomfort when using it. It shakes uncontrollably at times when...

doctor1 MD

My son my son is having severe pain in his hands. Says he can't make a fist and it is hard to pick things up. The pain doesn't go away. He started...

doctor1 MD

pain in the top of my hand that generates from below my wrist into my first finger and between the first and middle fingers. Feels like a sharp or...