Hand, Wrist and Finger Pain
Hand, wrist or finger issues result from a variety of causes, including injury or disease. Fortunately, most issues can be treated, and the pain can be relieved. Whether your pain is due to injury, disease, everyday wear and tear, overuse or the natural process of aging, it can negatively impact your daily life and activities.
Here are the most common hand, wrist and finger problems:
- - Carpal tunnel syndrome
- - Tendon pain
- - De Quervain's disease
- - Repetitive motion syndrome
- - Writer's cramps
- - Trigger finger or trigger thumb
Bone, muscle, or joint problems:
- -Dupuytren's disease
- -Ganglion cystsMedical conditions:
- -Potential signs of a heart attack (tingling or pain in the fingers or hand, especially on the left hand)
- -Rheumatoid arthritis
- -Raynaud's phenomenon
If you experience burning, stinging, pain, soreness, numbness, swelling, tingling, stiffness or weakness in your fingers, hands or wrists, we recommend contacting your doctor to set up an appointment and diagnose the issue.
More than three percent of the American population experience tennis elbow, particularly between ages 30 - 50. Yet fewer than five percent of cases are linked to tennis.
Also known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is a common injury that occurs on the outside of the arm, where your forearm meets your elbow. When your arm is constantly in use in a repetitive motion, the tendons at the elbow end of a certain muscle develop small tears. The tears lead to inflammation and often put stress on the rest of your arm, making it painful to lift and grip things. If left untreated, the ache will turn into chronic pain and may spread.
Contact your doctor if you experience pain or difficulty gripping objects. Your doctor may ask you to do simple actions to check for pain in parts of your arm and may order an MRI scan. Typically, tennis elbow can be treated with exercise, physical therapy and medication.