Symptoms of Tremors

The signs and symptoms of tremors will differ depending on the cause of the condition. Common symptoms include:

  • Rhythmic shaking of the arms, hands, legs, trunk or vocal chords
  • Difficulty gripping an object
  • Inability to write or even feed oneself
  • Tremors occurring occasionally or on a regular basis
  • Frequent urination
  • Lack of coordination
  • Tingling or numbness in different parts of the body
  • Voice that quavers
  • Unsteady or shuffling gait
  • Bad posture
  • Severity of tremors intensify when stressed
In some cases, tremors may accompany other symptoms of life-threatening conditions such as heart failure or stroke. If any of the following symptoms are experienced in addition to tremors, contact your doctor or an emergency number immediately:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Cannot speak clearly
  • Cannot understand what is being said
  • Difficulty walking
  • Head injury or trauma has preceded these symptoms
  • Loss of vision or disturbances in vision
  • Paralysis
  • Slurred speech
  • Rigidity of the trunk