Hand Pain is a condition in which there is continuous or interrupted pain in the hand. Hand pain may be caused due to many reasons like injuries, sprains, arthritis or tendinitis. The pain may be gradual or develop suddenly. Symptoms are:
• Pain in the hand which is severe or mild, continuous or intermittent, gradual or sudden
• Unable to grasp or lift objects
• Unable to flex the fingers
• Unable to make a fist
• Unable to turn at the wrist
• Numbness or tingling sensation
HOW IS HAND PAIN DIAGNOSED?
A thorough physical examination to check for swelling, area of trauma, tingling and numbness
HOW IS HAND PAIN TREATED?
Usually a soft bandaging is done to prevent inflammation from getting worse. Beyond this, your doctor would also give you some physiotherapy moves. A general physician may also ask you to not continue heavy exercises for some time and chose alternatives. If needed, a pain killer or relieving medicine may be prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hand consists of 27 bones including 8 wrist bones. There are high chances of injuries when hand suffers a trauma as there a lot of associated parts like nerves, arteries, veins, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joint cartilage and fingernails.