Hand, Wrist or Finger Pain
The tendons, nerves and bones within your hands and wrists are sensitive structures that may be susceptible to several different types of conditions when they are irritated or impinged by certain factors. Pressure on these structures caused by obesity, stress, injury or overuse can cause painful symptoms that are further aggravated by the constant use of our hands and wrists, and may interfere with performing simple tasks in your everyday life.
Conditions such as tendonitis, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tennis elbow, DeQuervain’s disease, Dupuytren’s Contracture or Ulnar nerve entrapment can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, weakness, numbness and tingling in the wrist, hand and fingers, and sometimes radiating through the arm.
Other symptoms of tendon or nerve issues can include:
- Finger locking or clicking and pain in the movement or use of a finger
- Numbness in the finger or hand, often resulting in an inability to grasp objects
- Swelling of the hand or finger(s)
Treating Hand, Wrist or Finger Pain
Damaged tendons and nerves and broken bones in the hand, wrist or forearm can usually be effectively treated through conservative methods that may include rest, immobilization, occupational therapy or medications. More severe cases may require surgery to repair damage that does not respond to other treatment. Most nerve and tendon damage can be repaired when diagnosed early, so it is important to seek thorough medical treatment in order to prevent permanent damage.
Preventing Hand, Wrist or Finger Pain
You can prevent many tendon and nerve issues by taking regular breaks from working, exercising your hands to promote strength and mobility, and practicing correct posture and form while working. Proper nutrition and strength-building exercises can help keep bones healthy and less susceptible to breaks or fractures.
If you are suffering from hand, wrist or finger pain, contact Dr. Rehman for a comprehensive evaluation and consultation. As with most medical conditions, early detection, awareness and a prevention or treatment plan is the most effective way to combat the effects of hand, wrist and finger conditions.
Macomb County Hand, Wrist & Finger Pain Doctor: 586.532.0803