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Natural Homeopathic Remedies For Hand Weakness

Hand weakness is usually described by a person as weak grip of hands, clumsy hands, numbness, hand fatigue, or heaviness in hands. The person may also have an inability to carry objects in hands and may also complain of pain in hand. Homeopathic remedies for hand weakness treat the root cause behind it and bring relief in these cases.

Some common symptoms that a person can have in addition to hand weakness includes tingling / numbness in arms, hands or fingers; pain wrist, fingers; stiffness in hands or fingers; loss of sensation in hands; pin needle sensation in hands or fingers; weakness in arms; difficulty or inability to hold objects; involuntary hand movements.

ReasonsHomeopathic remedies for hand weakness

Everyone tends to experience temporary hand weakness at some point of their life. It can be due to tiredness, a result of doing over exertion which usually recovers in some time. However, in many cases it could be arising from some medical reasons. Hand weakness can arise from several medical reasons. 

Hand weakness mainly arises when the muscles of hands or the nerves that control it get damaged, diseased, fatigued and are not able to work properly. Less commonly it can result from joint diseases or disease of bone, fractured hand bones, skin issues that reduce skin elasticity or disease of blood vessels that causes reduced blood supply, burns, nutritional deficiency, alcohol intoxication and side effects of some drugs like corticosteroids when used for a long time.

First medical reason behind hand weakness is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) – it is one of the most common reasons behind hand weakness. It arises from compression of the median nerve while travelling through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. It is mostly caused by overuse and repetitive activities/strain injury of the wrist and hand eg. typing, some machine use with hands, piano playing for long hours from long time. It results in numbness, tingling, pain, burning sensations in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and radial half (thumb side) of the ring finger. It can also lead to weak grip strength in hands and lack of coordination of hands. 

Secondly, it can arise in case of diabetic neuropathy (Damage of the nerves  mainly feet and legs initially followed by the hands and arms from uncontrolled blood sugar levels for a very long time). In this case numbness, tingling, burning sensation, sharp pain, weakness in hands and feet tend to appear.

Third cause responsible for it is radial neuropathy or ulnar neuropathy. Radial neuropathy (Saturday night palsy) is a neuropathy (damage of nerve) resulting from acute trauma to the radial nerve that travels from the armpit down the back of the arm to the hand. It mainly causes wrist drop; numbness of back of hand / wrist; Weakness or  loss of coordination of the fingers; inability to  straighten the fingers voluntarily.

Ulnar neuropathy (Cubital tunnel syndrome) occurs from compression or irritation of  the ulnar nerve  where it crosses the elbow. It causes pain, numbness, and weakness in the arm, forearm, fingers and weakened  grip.

It can also arise in case of a herniated disc (slipping of some part of the soft jelly of the intervertebral disk from the centre  out of its tough exterior part) in the upper part of spine (cervical spine).  

Additionally, it can occur in brachial plexus injury or disorder. In this there occurs trauma, injury or inflammation of the network of nerves arising from the neck region (brachial plexus) responsible for sending signals from spinal cord to shoulder, arm and hand.

Another cause is median nerve palsy. The median nerve begins from the brachial plexus and enters the hand through the carpal tunnel. Any damage to this nerve can lead to problems with hand, wrist, thumb movement; and hand weakness.

Other than this it can happen in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which is a degenerative  nervous system disease  in which nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord responsible for controlling muscles are affected. Initially it presents with twitching, stiffness and weakness of muscle beginning in hand, feet, arms, legs.

Other nerve conditions where hand weakness can arise includes  Guillain Barre syndrome – GBS (an autoimmune disorder where  immune system of body attacks the nerves of peripheral nervous system and cause weakness, tingling and numbness in the limbs) and multiple sclerosis ( a progressive disorder where immune system damages the protective myelin sheath of the nerve fibres hindering communication between  brain and the rest of the body ). 

Apart from above weakness of hands can appear from damage or disease of muscles. Some of these include                                                                                                                                                                                                                           injury to muscle, myasthenia Gravis ( a neuromuscular disease leading to weakness of skeletal muscle in varying intensity), polymyositis (inflammatory myopathy that causes inflammation of the muscles) and muscle atrophy (wasting of muscle).

Next reason is Tendonitis ( Inflammation of the tendons which are the thick cords that connect muscles to bones). One example is De Quervain’s tenosynovitis ( a condition in which the tendons on the thumb side of wrist are affected leading to pain and swelling near the base of your thumb and trouble moving thumb and wrist)

Less commonly, it can also happen in cases of arthritis (joint inflammation) like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In this swelling, pain and stiffness occurs in joints. It can also lead to weakness  of hands and difficulty in movement of hands when hand joints are involved. 

In some of the cases there may appear weakness of hands all of sudden that can be indicative of some serious medical issue like stroke (in this poor blood flow to the brain leads to cell death)  needing  urgent medical help. 

Homeopathic Remedies for Hand Weakness

Homeopathy carries a great scope to manage cases of hand weakness. These medicines focus on treating the root cause behind it and brings relief in these cases. These medicines halt the further progression of weakness of hands and gradually help in recovering the weakness already present. These medicines are indicated for hand weakness that has occurred gradually but in case of sudden hand weakness it is advisable to take immediate help from conventional mode of treatment as it can be from some serious underlying issue (e.g. stroke). As the causes behind weakness of hands are highly variable so it is best to take any homeopathic medicine based on advice of a homeopathic physician so that he can rule out the cause behind it and prescribe the medicine that will suit a given case. 

  1. Causticum – Top Grade Medicine

Causticum has marked action on nerves, muscles and is a very effective medicine for managing conditions where loss of muscle strength occurs. It is a leading medicine for managing weakness of hands. Persons needing it may complain of numbness in hands along with this. They may also complain of pain in hands mainly dull tearing in nature. Sometimes trembling of hands is present. There may be attending icy coldness of hands. It is a leading medicine for arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. 

  1. Plumbum Met – For Weakness of Hands, Wrist Drop and Paralysis of Hands

It is a great medicine for managing cases of weakness, lameness of hands. In such cases trembling of hands can be present too. There is a lack of strength in hands with dropping things. It also plays a supportive help in severe cases with paralysis of hands. In cases needing it for paralysis muscle atrophy (loss of muscle mass) is also there. Next it is indicated for cases of wrist drop. 

  1. Gelsemium – For Weakness and Numbness of All Limbs

This medicine is prepared from the bark of the root of plant Gelsemium Sempervirens commonly known as yellow jasmine that belongs to the family loganiaceae. It is next well indicated medicine when weakness and numbness is felt in all the limbs. With this there is lack of muscle coordination. Other attending symptoms are heaviness, tiredness, and soreness in limbs. 

  1. Phosphorus – For Hand Weakness, Numbness and Burning Sensation

Phosphorus is beneficial when there is weakness, lack of energy in hands and there is great difficulty to hold anything with hands. With this there is numbness and clumsiness in hands. Burning sensation is also present in palms of hands. Hands may feel heavy along with above symptoms. 

  1. Zincum Met –  For Weak and Trembling Hands When Writing

This medicine is prominently indicated when a person feels weakness and trembling of hands while writing. He may also have rigidity of his right hand. Another complaint present is sensation as if hands are asleep in the morning on waking.

  1. Bovista – With Dropping Things From Hands

Bovista is well indicated for cases in which there is marked hand weakness with dropping of things from hands. There is excessive weariness in hands the entire day. Hands lack strength and feels powerless with falling objects from hands. Sometimes hands and arms feel heavy with this.

  1. Merc Sol – For Hand Weakness Attended with Trembling

This is a prominent medicine when weakness of hands accompanies trembling.  Cramping pain and contractions can appear with it. There may be sweating on palms. Stiffness in hands especially when using them may occur with above symptoms. Numbness in fingers can also appear.

    8. Conium – When Hands Feel Weary, Tired

This medicine works well in cases where the hands feel weary, tired. They are also trembling and unsteady. Numbness of hands and fingers may appear with this. Weakness of arms and legs can also be there.  

  9. Natrum Sulph – For Weakness, Tingling in Hands

It is useful for cases of weakness and tingling in hands. It feels as if there is no strength in the hands where it is required. Trembling or twitching of hands may also attend.  Another symptom that attends is sensation of rigidity in hands. Pain in hands especially of tearing and shooting nature also accompanies above symptoms. 

  1. Stannum Met – For Hand Weakness and Violent Burning Sensation in Hands

This medicine is considered for hand weakness and violent burning sensation in hands. Trembling, jerking may be there in hands. Shooting pain in joints of fingers can also be present. Heaviness may also be felt in the arms on holding an object even light weight.

  1. Arnica – For Lack of Strength in Hands When Gripping Anything

This medicine is prepared from a plant named Arnica Montana having the common name Leopard’s – bane or fallkraut. This plant belongs to family compositae. It mainly helps when there is a lack of strength in hands when a person tries to grasp anything. With this pain and crawling sensation in the hands can also be felt.

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