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A tremor is an involuntary, rhythmic muscle movement. Learn about different types of tremor and how tremor is treated in children.

Key points

  • Tremors are involuntary movements that affect the hands or other parts of the body.
  • Tremors have different causes. These include brain problems, poisoning and injury. It can also be inherited.
  • There are several types of tremors.
  • Tremors are treated mostly with therapy and drugs. They are only rarely treated with surgery.
  • The type of treatment depends on the type of tremor and how severe it is.
Last updated: February 27th 2020