The Right Hand Feels Stiff Like An Electric Shock?
Good night, since this afternoon my hands have felt like they have been electrocuted and my elbows are sore and my upper arms are also sore. R nPreviously 1 year ago I was diagnosed with segmental dystonia with the same symptoms as above, which I wanted ask if the possibility of the disease recurrence? Then how to reduce or eliminate the feeling like electrocution. In my family there is a history of hypertension, diabetes and weak heart, do these things also affect what I experience? R nPlease explain, thank you
Hello good morning Aas ..
Dystonia is a disease that can recur. The complaints you feel in the form of your hands like being electrocuted and your arm & elbows feeling sore can be a condition of segmental dystonia that you previously experienced. Segmental dystonia usually causes symptoms such as a sudden jerking like an electric shock. Dystonia is a neurological (innervation) disorder that causes the body's muscles to contract (spasm) without realizing it. The cause of dystonia is not fully understood, but an imbalance of chemicals in the area of the brain (basal ganglia) is thought to play a role in this condition. Until now, there is no mention of the relationship between hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease with dystonia.
Although the complaint you are experiencing at this time can be a recurring dystonia condition, it is necessary to think about other possibilities that can also cause similar complaints, for example: deficiency of nerve vitamins (Vitamin B1, B6, B12), pinched nerves (radiculopathy), neurological disorders due to urinary disease sweet (diabetic neuropathy) or due to high blood pressure, etc.
We suggest that you go back to the neurological disease specialist who previously treated you to determine whether the condition you are currently experiencing is indeed a recurrence of segmental dystonia that you experienced before, or a new disease condition. If the cause is known, then handling to eliminate complaints can be adjusted, because different diagnoses will require different treatment. The doctor will ask questions about your current complaint, perform a physical examination, and if needed, the doctor may recommend additional tests such as blood lab tests, muscle activity records (EMG), MRI, X-rays, etc.
So, hopefully it can be understood.
Greetings, dr. Denisa