What can be the reasons why I feel pain in my hands?

One of the most frequent causes of pain in the hands are caused by those traumatic events that generate fracture in the wrists or fingers of the hands, ligament injuries or tendon injuries, but in this article we are going to talk about the causes of pain in the hands due to tendon inflammation, joint wear, problems around the nerves of the hand, the appearance of masses in the wrist area, among others.

Ganglion Cyst
They are lumps on the back or palm of the hand that appear progressively and sometimes cause pain for the mobility of the wrist. The pain is generated because the lump squeezes the tendons and nerves. To learn more about ganglions cysts, read the full article by clicking here.

Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger can manifest itself, many times, by pain in the fingers. This pain occurs when the pulley at the base of the fingers thickens, compressing the tendon, thus making mobility difficult. Depending on where the inflammation occurs, the pain can occur in the palm of the hand or near the base of the finger. To learn more about the Trigger Finger, click here.

Dupuytren Contractures

The pain from a Contracture or Dupurytren’s Disease is caused by the appearance of a nodule or lump in the palm of the hand, which over time progresses to what is known as a cord, which causes loss of mobility of the fingers, being most common the loss of mobility in the fourth toe. For more information on Dupuytren’s disease, read the full article by clicking here.

Quervain´s Tenosynovitis
It is a pain that manifests itself when carrying out pinching or grabbing activities with the hands or with the movement of the thumb, locating the pain on the back of the wrist. Some activities such as repetitive use of the mouse or carrying a baby in its first months of life can be the cause of pain. To learn more about Quervain´s Tenosynovitis, click here.

Rhizarthrosis

The pain generally manifests itself when carrying out pinching and grabbing activities with the thumb, such as opening a jar, a door, among others. It can be confused with Quervain´s Tenosynovitis, but it differs because it usually appears after the age of forty with a deformity at the base of the thumb. For more information on Rhizarthrosis, read the full article by clicking here.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
More than pain, it produces a sensation of cramping and tingling in the hands, being more frequent at night; but as the disease progresses, its symptoms may be continuous and it may present loss of muscle strength. It manifests itself mainly in the thumb, index and middle finger and is due to the entrapment of the median nerve. To learn more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, click here.

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