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Happy senior man exercising hand with physical therapy deviceHand pain may result from many different causes and can be debilitating in daily life activities. The good news is that the painful symptoms associated with hand pain can be successfully treated and relieved in most instances. Hand pain can develop suddenly or may arise after years of mild, sporadic pain. In cases of hand pain, you may have a hard time making a fist, grabbing or holding on to objects, or even simply rotating your wrist.

Symptoms of hand pain:

  • Hand weakness
  • Hand tingling
  • Numbness of the hand
  • Swollen hands
  • Pain in the thumb
  • Pain in the side of the wrist
  • Difficulty gripping / grasping

Possible reasons for hand pain:

  • De Quervain’s tendinitis (also known as De Quervain’s tendinosis)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis in the hand
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome – Ulnar Nerve Transposition
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Injuries to the extensor or flexor tendon
  • Wrist tendinitis
  • Wrist sprain
  • Fractured bones in the hand
  • Fractured bones in the finger(s)
  • Cervical radiculopathy