Hand and Wrist

Hand and Wrist

Hand and Wrist pain can occur from simple daily activities that cause wear and tear on your joints, tendons and or ligaments. These problems can also be caused by injuries or the natural process of aging.

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Common Conditions of the Hand and Wrist:

Arthritis of the Wrist
Arthritis is defined as inflammation of one or more of your joints. A significant number of people have arthritis in their wrists and hands, which makes it difficult for them to do daily activities.
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on the median nerve which is the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers.
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Hand Arthritis
The hand and wrist have multiple small joints that work together to produce motion. This gives the fine motion needed to thread a needle or tie a shoelace. When the joints are affected by arthritis, activities of daily living can be difficult. Arthritis can occur in multiple areas of the hand and wrist. It can have multiple causes.
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Trigger finger
Trigger finger limits finger movement. When you try to straighten your finger, it will lock or catch before popping out straight.
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Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist
Ulnar tunnel syndrome causes numbness and tingling in the little finger and along the outside of the ring finger. Ulnar tunnel syndrome is not usually caused by repetitive motions.
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