Tremors are uncontrolled shaking or trembling movements in different parts of your body. Tremors are most common in the hands, but they can also occur in:
Tremors can affect anyone, but they’re most prevalent in middle aged adults. Tremors are caused by problems in the parts of your brain responsible for controlling muscles in specific parts of the body. Even if you are an otherwise healthy person, you can still develop tremors.
Tremors have also been associated with problems such as Parkinson’s disease, strokes, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, dystonia and other conditions.
Some tremors can be hereditary and run in your family. In other cases, the cause may be unknown. Unfortunately, most tremors do not have a cure. However, there are treatments and medications available to reduce the frequency, or stop tremors, as well as improve your muscle control.
While tremors are not life threatening, they can disrupt your day-to-day living by making it harder to do normal tasks such as lifting heavy items or activities that require physical control.
The Latimer Neurology Center works with patients throughout Bethesda, MD and surrounding areas to help them live life comfortably despite tremors. We evaluate your condition to identify the cause of your tremors and then work out a treatment plan specifically catered to your needs.