Swollen hands upon waking up can occur when a person stays in one position for a long time or sleeps in an odd position cutting off circulation to the hands, says WebMD; however, swollen hands upon waking can also be indicative of a more serious problem, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis, says the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the Arthritis Foundation. Body swelling is something that most people experience at some point in their lives whether it is in the hands, the feet, the legs or the ankles, as they are the most common areas for swelling, states WebMD.Continue Reading
Swelling is characterized by "an increase in the size or a change in the shape of an area of the body," writes WebMD. Swelling can often occur with bruising, burns, infections and inflammation within the body. Insect bites and swollen glands can also lead to swelling in the body.
Carpal tunnel syndrome involves swelling of the fingers and hands, but also involves tingling, itching and burning sensations throughout the fingers, says the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. It is most commonly found among people who perform manual tasks with the hands, such as excessive typing at work.
Arthritis is typically caused by old age and involves swelling due to the inflamed joints and the synovial fluid increasing in the body's cells and tissues, says the Arthritis Foundation.Learn more about Pain & Symptoms
There are numerous reasons for pain to develop in the lower back around the kidneys, including sprains and strains, infections, sciatica, and herniated discs, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Other reasons for pain around the kidneys include kidney stones, tumors and osteoporosis.Full Answer >
While there isn't a medical condition classified as a nonessential tremor, there are seven specific categories of tremors, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. These categories include benign essential tremor and Parkinsonian tremor as the most common types.Full Answer >
Causes of brain shrinkage include stroke, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, aging, and infectious diseases such as encephalitis and neurosyphilis, according to Alzforum and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Dementia, seizures and speech disturbances are often associated with brain shrinkage.Full Answer >
Sudden muscle contractions are generally the cause of involuntary jerks during sleep, and they tend to be harmless, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. If the contractions are persistent or severe, it may be a sign of a brain or nerve disorder.Full Answer >