Tag Archives: hand

Does Your Hand Shake When You Write?

Is a shaking hand necessarily a sign of Parkinson’s disease. The answer is no! The most common cause of a shaking hand when writing or doing other activity is a condition called essential tremor. This problem affects up to 10 million Americans.   It is not associated with any illness and there is no medical… Read More »

Why You Need to Worry About Hand Sanitizer

Find out what type of hand sanitizer to avoid, and how to use hand sanitizers correctly. Elizaveta Galitckaia/Shutterstock You’ve heard the advice since you were young—wash your hands to avoid getting sick. And now hand sanitizer has swooped in as a way to keep our hands clean, even when we’re on the go. It comes… Read More »

What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?

Hand pain is often the result of a recent injury or from overusing the hand or wrist. However, persistent or reoccurring pain in the hand may be the sign of an underlying condition. In this article, we describe the possible causes of pain in the hand and when to see a doctor. We also cover… Read More »