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Hand Wrist Pain Houston

Hand Wrist Pain Houston

Wrist Pain and Hand Pain

Causes:

  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Fractures
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Other diseases

Most wrist pain comes from arthritis or an injury to your wrist joint, but certain systemic diseases can also affect the bones and tissues in your wrist. These include diabetes, gout, Paget's disease, leukemia, scleroderma and lupus erythematosus.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is common in people who perform repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, such as typing. The condition occurs most often in people 30 to 60 years old, and is more common in women than men.

Some of the conditions associated with carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Menopause
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Renal failure
  • Diabetes
  • Acromegaly
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Obesity
  • Recent tuberculosis
  • Recent fungal infection
  • High blood pressure

Symptoms

  • Weakness in one or both hands
  • Numbness or tingling in the thumb and next two or three fingers of one or both hands
  • Numbness or tingling of the palm of the hand
  • Pain in wrist or hand in one or both hands
  • Pain extending to the elbow
  • Problems with fine finger movements (coordination) in one or both hands
  • Weak grip or difficulty carrying bags (a common complaint)
  • Wasting away of the muscle under the thumb (in advanced or long-term cases)

Elbow Injuries and Disorders

Many things can make elbow hurt. A common cause is tendinitis, an inflammation or injury to the tendons that attach muscle to bone. This is a sports injury, often from playing tennis or golf, so another name is tennis elbow, also possible get tendinitis from overuse of the elbow.
Other causes of elbow pain include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, bursitis and arthritis. Treatment depends on the cause.

Like situation in neck and shoulder pain, now, more common cause in wrist and hand pain is overused hands in computer key board. Acupuncture needle can help a lot for pain relief and management.


Write by Chen Xia, PhD, LAc
June 13, 2008

Resources used: Medical Encyclopedia, National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org

 

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