275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

Common Causes Of Wrist And Hand Pain

In addition to sports-related injuries and other physical activity accidents, wrist and hand pain can simply be the result of everyday wear and tear and/or overuse of these extremities. Wrist and hand pain commonly arises through the natural aging process.

Symptoms of Wrist and Hand Pain

Tingling                                 Soreness

Numbness                            Stiffness

Stinging                                 Tiredness

Hot Sensation                      Weakness

Cold Sensation                    Finger Pain

Common Causes of Wrist and Hand Pain

Underlying medical problems causing wrist and hand pain:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome . Pressure on the wrist’s median nerve causing tingling, numbness, weakness, and pain of the fingers and hand.
  • Dupuytren’s Disease . A thickening of the tissue beneath the skin in the palm of the hand. Palmar fascia – the thickened skin and tendons – limit hand movement or prevent the fingers from straightening.
  • Ganglion Cysts . Small sacs filled with clear, jellylike fluid and appearing as bumps on the wrists and hands.
  • Tendon Pain . Tendinosis – small tears in the tissue around the tendon – decreasing strength and movement in the wrist and hand.
  • Repetitive Motion Syndrome . Pain, swelling, tenderness resulting from repeating the same movement over and over. Also known as Writer’s Cramp . Pain caused by repeated hand or finger motion – writing or typing.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Wrist and Hand Pain

Dr. Brian Kessler – Medical Director of Spine and Sports Medicine – recommends seeking immediate treatment for wrist and hand pain. After an injury, delaying treatment may cause the forming of scar tissue and lead to increased pain in the wrist and hand.

At Spine and Sports Medicine, our board certified physical therapists work with in unison with our physicians, neurologists, and chiropractors to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your wrist and hand pain.

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