Wrist / Hand Pain
Everyone has had a minor problem with a finger, hand or wrist. Most of the time our body movements do not cause problems, but it's not surprising that symptoms occur from everyday wear and tear or from overuse. Finger, hand, or wrist problems can also be caused by injuries or the natural process of aging.
Your fingers, hands, or wrists may burn, sting, or hurt, or feel tired, sore, stiff, numb, hot, or cold. Maybe you can't move them as well, or they are swollen. Perhaps your hands have turned a different color, such as red, pale, or blue. A lump or bump might have appeared on your wrist, palm or fingers. Home treatment is often all that is needed to relieve your symptoms.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on a nerve (median nerve) in the wrist. The symptoms include tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain of the fingers and hand. Tendon pain is actually a symptom of tendinosis, a series of very small tears (microtears) in the tissue in or around the tendon. In addition to pain and tenderness, common symptoms of tendon injury include decreased strength and movement in the affected area.
De Quervain's disease can occur in the hand and wrist when tendons and the tendon covering (sheath) on the thumb side of the wrist swell and become inflamed.
Repetitive motion syndrome is a term used to describe symptoms such as pain, swelling or tenderness that occur from repeating the same motion over and over such as; typing, using a computer mouse, using a hammer or screw driver, repetitive sports movements, etc.
Writer's cramps develop with repeated hand or finger motion, such as writing or typing.
Trigger finger or trigger thumb is a tendon problem that causes a constant contraction in the finger or thumb. This leaves the sufferer with an inability to fully extend the affected digit.
Careful evaluation and treatment that consists of joint manipulation, combined with stretches and exercises can correct many cases of wrist and hand pain. In acute cases and in cases of long term degenerative changes and joint instability, the addition of Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy and Prolotherapy Injections will be of benefit of well.
Source: webMd. www.WebMD.com
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