Struggling to open doors and jars? Pain in wrist or fingers? Numbness and tingling? These are just a few signs and symptoms of people suffering with hand problems. We use our hands every day and are usually the point of contact from our bodies to the rest of the world. We eat with them, work with them and even use them to maintain hygiene. They are essential to everyday life, so what happens when the begin to fall apart? It can become debilitating to live with.
Causes of hand pain
There are many causes of hand pain including inflammatory disorders, repetitive strain injuries, various forms of arthritis and even trauma.
However, many hand injuries usually develop from repetitive use or incorrect use for lengthy periods of time. This creates functional issues within the hand leading to nerve entrapments, inflammation or weakness in hand muscle strength.
How can we help
The wrist is a complicated area of the body consisting of over 19 bones in each hand. Each of those bones have joints, ligaments, muscle, tendons, fluid and cartilage. This makes the wrist and hand difficult to quickly assess and requires a thorough assessment for accurate diagnosis. This assessment can even include the elbow, shoulder and neck too.
Managing your hand pain early is essential to help prevent degeneration. In severe circumstances, especially in nerve entrapments, surgical intervention may be required.