Hand & Wrist Pain
You have 27 bones in each hand and eight in each wrist. When these bones or surrounding tendons or muscles get injured or break, it can affect your whole life — from eating to driving to playing sports.
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When you experience an injury that affects the hands or wrist, the physicians, physical and occupational therapists with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Rehabilitation Services can help heal your pain and get you back to an active lifestyle.
Causes of Hand & Wrist Pain
The most common hand and wrist conditions and injuries include:
- Boutonniere deformity. This condition affects the joint that is located in the middle of each of your fingers and thumb. When the tendons of this joint become injured, your finger will be bent back and you are not able to bend and straighten your finger(s) as normal.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition occurs when the tendons of the wrist become inflamed and put pressure on the main nerve running through the wrist. It can cause numbness and pain in the arm, hand and/or fingers.
- Dequervain’s tendonitis. This condition happens when the tendons of the thumb become inflamed and painful due to overuse. Repeatedly gripping an object or making a fist typically causes it.
- Distal radius fracture (broken wrist). This injury occurs when the large bone in the wrist fractures (breaks). Falling on an outstretched arm often causes it.
- Finger dislocations. A finger is dislocated when the bones do not line up properly with the finger joint due to injury.
- Finger and thumb fractures. This injury occurs when the bones of the finger or thumb are broken.
- Ganglion cyst. These fluid-filled lumps can occur in the hand or wrist.
- Hamate or scaphoid bone fractures. This injury occurs when the hamate or scaphoid bone of the wrist is broken.
- Interphalangeal collateral ligament sprains. This injury occurs when this ligament of the finger is torn or stretched out.
- Jersey finger. This common sports injury occurs when the flexor tendon of the finger becomes torn or stretched out.
- Kienböck’s disease (avascular necrosis of the lunate). This condition occurs when blood supply to the bones of the wrist is cut off. It can cause pain, stiffness and swelling.
- Mallet finger (baseball finger). This condition occurs when the tendon that allows you to bend and straighten your finger becomes damaged or injured.
- Scapholunate ligament sprain. This condition occurs when this ligament of the wrist becomes torn or stretched out.
- Tendonitis. This condition occurs when the tendons of the hand or wrist become inflamed (swollen) and painful due to overuse.
Treatments for Hand & Wrist Pain
When you injure your hand or wrist, our specialists will assess if nonsurgical treatments through Spartanburg Regional Rehabilitation Services will help heal your pain and restore your ability to function.
Examples of nonsurgical treatments include splinting and taping the injury, wearing a brace, taking anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, doing physical or therapy exercises, or resting and icing the injury.
If surgery is required, our specialists can help rehabilitate your hand or wrist following surgery.
Talk to your doctor about a referral to physical or occupational therapy. With the referral, we can schedule you for an evaluation right away and together take the first steps towards improvement or recovery.
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