Hand Pain could be caused due to a number of reasons, Tendinitis or the pain to the thumb side of the wrist can be caused due to repetitive actions or activities. Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain to the palm and some fingers, wrist and forearm. Age related disorders such as arthritis can also cause hand pain.
HOW IS HAND PAIN DIAGNOSED?
The doctor will also perform a physical examination and may order blood tests or X-rays. Tests used to diagnose the cause of pain may include:
• CT or CAT scan
• Bone scan
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 a nerve based cause of hand pain.