A tremor can be described as a rhythmic trembling or shaking movement that you cannot control voluntarily.

Tremor might be so mild that no one else notices it, or it might be more pronounced, causing a drink to spill when a cup is full, for example, or affecting handwriting.

For a small percentage of people, it is more severe, causing limbs to shake so that you need help with everyday tasks like eating and drinking.

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About tremor

Tremors can be either ‘fine’ – small, shaking movements – or ‘gross’ – larger movements.

Read more about tremor
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Causes and effects of tremor

MS tremors are usually caused by damage to myelin in an area of the brain known as the ‘cerebellum’, and the nerves leading to and from it.
Find out about the causes and effects of tremor
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Managing tremor

Managing tremor is an ongoing process. As there is no single approach that works for everyone, you will probably need to try different things before you find what works best.
Find out how to treat and manage tremor
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