Shaking or tremor is more obvious in hands. Older people commonly suffer from an essential tremor, although it rarely is noticeable if the hands are at rest and but hand shaking or hand tremor is apparent when the affected individual is trying to do some activity like writing or lifting something. Essential tremors are not caused by any underlying disease.
Share I'm assuming this is a direct effect of RA but wanted to hear others' experiences. When you are doing work that is at all detailed and requires a steady hand, does your RA make your hands shake a little bit?
My dad's doesn't have RA but his hands have always been a little trembly and I've noticed it has gotten worse as he has gotten older. I've never had this problem unless my blood sugar got really low but notice it now regardless of glucose levels.
Wondering if its an RA thing or just general heredity. Also, does writing kill you? I was a teacher and it was never an issue. Now, I've been out of the classroom for 3 years and haven't had to write much.
Back in the classroom part time I find that even the shortest note sentences and my hand starts to cramp. Is this another RA thing or have I just lost my touch after not using it for so long? Definitely talk to your doctor about the trembling.
As for the pain - probably partly due to RA, partly due to "use it or lose it. If they're not used to it, it's gonna hurt until they get retrained. I'm not sure about the trembling It's like they just freeze up. My hands shake too, which is really frustrating when I'm trying to paint fine lines.
I'm not sure what the cause is. I agree with JasminRain that if you use muscles you haven't used in awhile, that's going to cause some discomfort, also repetitive movement can cause pain as well.
For a couple of years I did editing for my husband's business, but had to quit because typing for 6 hours was wreaking havoc on my fingers, all the way up to my neck. Plus it was boring!
IMAK and Handeeze both make gloves for arthritic hands. They keep the heat in, offer compression and support, and are washable and reusable. The fabric is softer and more durable than the Handeeze. My hands shake uncontrollably. My hubby has made comments on this. Putting on makeup or writing I have to hold my breath to steady my hands.
Not sure if it is Ra related, but since I've had this it has gotten worse. I first noticed a tremble in my hands and my feet about 30 years ago, but its only slightly increased over the years.
Nothing I have mentioned to a doctor. My handwriting always sucked, it hurt to hold the pencil or big crayon. My hands tremble also and I just assumed it was from the meds. Will ask RD when I next see him. My hands don't tremble but they do get stiff and really sore. I do use my hands all day for data entry, writing, etc.Benign essential tremor.
Benign essential tremor can cause shaking of the hands and forearms and a quivering voice. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Low blood sugar, or low glucose levels, causes shakiness, anxiety, clammy skin, irritability, hunger, and more. Parkinson disease. Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the nervous system causing tremors stiffness and slow movement.
Essential tremor is also the most common neurologic disorder affecting adults, but it’s not well-understood. It’s likely caused by a disruption in the normal functioning of the cerebellum. Essential tremor is a disorder of the nervous system 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, also known as benign essential tremor or familial tremor, is a disorder of the nervous system that causes a rhythmic shaking in the body. The tremor can occur in almost any part of the body, but it most commonly affects the arms and hands.
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Essential tremor is a disorder of the nervous system that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking in the arms, hands or fingers and sometimes the head, vocal cords or other body parts.
The disease affects approximately seven million Americans and is common in people over the age of