Shaking Hands Or Tremor, Unable To Grip (Hands) And Weakness

Last Editorial Review: 2/19/2021

Shaking hands or tremor is often related to a neurological condition such as benign essential tremor or Parkinson disease. Weakness and loss of grip can also be caused by neuromuscular conditions, and if these symptoms come on suddenly, can be the sign of a stroke. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop a sudden onset of weakness, and talk to your doctor if you are concerned about any symptoms.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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