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Hand pain can result from a condition that has developed over time, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis, or of a recent finger injury from an accidental fall, such as a fracture or jam. In some cases, and if not detected early, conditions such as carpal tunnel, which is pressure caused by repetitive motions on the median nerve, may create severe pain in the fingers, thumb, hand, and forearm. The most frequent causes of pain in the hand are related to a condition that has transpired over time.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of hand pain, it may be time to seek medical treatment from a hand doctor.

  • Increased hand and arm pain
  • Finger joint pain when carrying, gripping, grasping, or twisting objects
  • Swelling and discomfort in the hand or around the affected joint
  • Changes in the surrounding joints—if you are experiencing thumb joint pain, your neighboring finger joints may become more mobile than normal
  • Your hand, palm, and fingers may feel warm or appear red in color
  • Hand numbness, tingling or throbbing while resting or sleeping
  • A sensation of grating or grinding in the affected joint—this is caused by damaged cartilage
  • Developing cysts on the end joints of your fingers—this is caused by conditions like arthritis

At The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., we understand that pain in the hand can make simple, everyday activities challenging. If you are suffering from hand or finger pain or have a hand injury or condition, consult with a hand surgeon at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., by calling (251) 450-2746.

Why choose The Orthopaedic Group, P.C.?

At The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., our specialty-trained hand doctors are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of hand injuries and conditions. Our specialists have the training, expertise, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition individually to your needs. To request an appointment online with a hand doctor at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., please use the appointment request box or call(251) 450-2746.

Tips for Healthy Joints

As the connections between your bones, your joints in your hands will sustain a certain amount of wear and tear as we age. Remaining pain- and arthritis-free requires practicing good preservation techniques for the joints in your hands. The following techniques will help you to treat your joints in your hands with care as they age.

Movement
Every day, move the joints in your hands through their full range of motion to sustain mobility and freedom from pain. Make sure your movements are slow and gentle to avoid injury and be careful not to overextend.

Use
Be sure to extend and flex your joints in your hands in the manner for which they are intended. Avoid overextending or stressful positions as well as techniques that could put you at risk for injury.

Stay Active
Avoid keeping your joints in your hands in the same position for a prolonged period of time. This will help to keep your joints in your hands from becoming stiff.

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