Does anyone get hand cramps? I was installing a furnace today in a house that was vacant and below freezing, close to the end of the day both my hands cramped up at the same time it took about 20 minutes to get them to work again. I've had an occasional hand cramp, but never both hands at the same time
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Been dealing with one for about 2 years in my left hand, almost like a charlie horse in my hand. Fingers clinch up like a fist and for some reason the knuckle for my pinky sinks down into my hand and I can't get it to straighten out. PITA while I'm driving.
Originally Posted by MatrixTransform
Shot in the dark:
I don't know about hand cramps, but leg cramps are often a symptom of low potassium. Bananas and watermelon are good sources.
Try eating bananas for a while and see if they make a difference.
Last edited by Space Racer; 02-07-2013 at 08:11 AM.
CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.
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Test. Testing, 1,2,3.
Maybe its a sign we are getting older. I notice it more after 50.
Cramping is also a sign of dehydration, not enough gatorade or water.
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I'm no doctor, but I was told that cramping can be caused by a lack of electrolytes. There are many brands of electrolyte replacement powders available at health food stores. Gatorade has electrolytes in it, but it also has sugar. The powders I use have no sugar nor artificial sweeteners.
Originally Posted by toocoolforschool
In the middle of summer in New Orleans I'm going for the low cal gatorade, bottoms up.
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When I was younger and worked in a potato factory in Northern Maine I would get cramps in the winter when temps were really cold.
I now usually only get the occassional cramp in my calves which is worse sometimes in the winter when it is less humid and I tend to drink more coffee and less water.
Catsup also is a good source for potassium.
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If you want to take off friday to go fishing then make sure you train your helper right.
Yep. Hydration and potassium - I've been taking a potassium pill every day for years.
I get cramps bad especially in the hot attic. Been taking a magnesium/zinc suppliment and after a month or so it seems to really help. A pharmicist recommended this.
Had a co-worker with similar sounding symptoms,was diagnosed with "Trigger finger" and required surgery to correct it.
Originally Posted by joey791
Something to do with the tendons or ligaments in his hand and apparently it was starting to affect the finger next to it.
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