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Hand Pain

If you suffer from pain in the hand, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

What Is Hand Pain?

Pain in the hand refers to any discomfort or unpleasant sensation experienced in the hand. It can range from mild to severe and may affect one or both hands. Some causes include:

  1. Injuries: Trauma, such as fractures, sprains, dislocations, or ligament tears, can cause pain in the hand. Overuse injuries from repetitive motions or excessive gripping can also contribute to pain in the hand, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis.
  2. Arthritis: Conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can cause inflammation, stiffness, and pain in the joints of the hand.
  3. Nerve compression: Compression or irritation of nerves in the hand, such as the median nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome, can lead to pain, numbness, and tingling sensations.
  4. Tendinopathies: Tendons in the hand can become inflamed or develop small tears, causing pain and restricted movement. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is an example of a tendinopathy that affects the thumb side of the hand.
  5. Infections: Bacterial, viral, or fungal infections can lead to pain in the hand, along with symptoms such as redness, swelling, warmth, and localized tenderness.
  6. Circulatory issues: Reduced blood flow to the hand due to conditions like Raynaud’s disease or peripheral artery disease can cause pain, numbness, and color changes in the hand.
  7. Nerve conditions: Conditions like peripheral neuropathy or nerve entrapment syndromes can cause pain in the hand, often accompanied by tingling, numbness, or weakness.
  8. Systemic diseases: Certain systemic conditions, such as diabetes, lupus, or fibromyalgia, can manifest pain in the hand.

Treatments Options

The treatment depends on the underlying cause. It may involve rest, immobilization, pain medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, splinting, corticosteroid injections, or, in some cases, surgery. Proper diagnosis by a healthcare professional, such as a hand specialist or orthopedic surgeon, is essential to determine the cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

If you are experiencing persistent or worsening pain in the hand, it is recommended to seek medical attention for an evaluation, accurate diagnosis, and appropriate management of your condition.

 

If you would like to speak to an Orthopedic Hand or Wrist Specialist, give us a call at 817-697-4038, or contact us over the web. Tele-medicine appointments are also available.