Hand pain can be caused by injuries such as fractures, sprains and diseases like tendinitis, arthritis, osteoarthritis and Carpal tunnel syndrome. The symptoms include
• Pain on the thumb side of the wrist
• Difficulty in making a fist, grasping or holding objects and turning the wrist
• Weakness, Tingling, Numbness
HOW IS HAND PAIN DIAGNOSED?
A physical examination with enquiries about the medical history would help in assessing and determining the cause of the hand pain. Certain imaging and lab tests might be suggested to confirm the diagnosis.
HOW IS HAND PAIN TREATED?
Hand pain treatment depends on the cause. If it is due to injury or sprain, then resting the hand and pain relievers may help reduce pain. You may need to use a crepe bandage for supporting the hand.
DID YOU KNOW?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common nerve disorder and cause of hand pain in America affecting 3% of the population.