My hands tighten up and get stiff. Do you have any idea what this could be?
Hello, I am 30 years old male. Lately it feels like my nerves have been jumping a lot and my hands tighten up and get stiff. This has been happening with my hands since I was young but now it's more frequent. I’m wondering if it's triggered by excitement. Do you have any idea what this could be? Please let me know what this could be?
@ma Hello, it seems like the symptom of hyperreflexia where patients twitch or have spastic tendencies especially when you are excited. When most people get excited, they tend to breathe faster causing them to excrete more CO2 from the blood. This increases the pH of the blood making it more basic. As your blood becomes more basic, the proteins in your blood develop a higher affinity to blood calcium and therefore decrease the amount of free calcium in the blood. This in turn results in a pseudo-hypocalciuric which most people experience as a tingling/twitching/numbness in the fingers, toes, or lips. Causes for hyperreflexia can also be due to drug side effects, electrolyte abnormalities, or upper motor neuron (brain/spinal cord) disease. it is completely normal for you to feel numbness in your fingers when you are excited, it is more concerning if you have numbness when not excited. If the numbness persists or worsens, your primary doctor should perform a detailed physical exam. Thanks!