Pain in the wrists, hands and/or fingers has been widely considered as the biggest nuisance because it can prevent you from performing the simplest everyday tasks such as writing or cooking. The hand itself is very complex, comprised of 26 bones, over 30 joints, about 20 muscles and over 40 ligaments and tendons. Their integral involvement to execute common errands makes them the most operational part of the body. Numerous causes can result in pain of the hand and wrists such as playing sports, exercise, injury, nerve impingement or simply working on your computer. These activities can lead to sprains, fractures, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Signs & Symptoms of Wrist/Hand Pain
- Numbness, tingling or the feeling of “pins and needles”.
- Weakness of the wrist hand, and/or fingers.
- Shaking of the hands in the middle of the night for pain relief.
- Limb/joint is strangely shaped or out of its normal position.
- Inability to put weight or straighten the hand.
- Swelling and pain and signs of injections.
Causes of Wrist/Hand Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- De Quervain’s Disease
- Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis
- Trigger Finger
- Writer’s Cramp
- Ganglion Cysts
- Repetitive Motion Syndrome
- Dupuytren’s Disease
- Kienbock’s Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis