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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What causes shaking in the hands and tight, cramped muscles?

    Last week I developed a periodic shaking in my right hand along with tight and sore muscles in my legs and fingers. Sometimes I find it difficult to move and walk properly and to grasp objects. I also feel rather dizzy and have difficulty concentrating.

    What does this mean?

    I am growing quite concerned. If only I could actually see a doctor!
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    Dr Adam Wild


    I studied at Macquarie University completing both Bachelor and Master degree's. While there I was the Vice President of MUCSA (Macquarie University Chiropractic Students Association) … View Profile

    Tightening and cramping muscles and shaking hands could be a neurological issue. It could be a low-motor neuron or a spinal cord issue causing the shakes and the twitching of the muscles. That is what we call fasciculation. This usually suggests a lower motor neuron or alpha motor neuron problem, which really should be seen by a neurologist. I would suggest you should speak to your GP, with the idea of a possible referral to a neurologist.

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