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Hand Pain

Why does my hand or wrist hurt?

Hand pain is usually described as pain, discomfort, or stiffness that occurs anywhere from your shoulders down to your fingers in one or both arms, it can include pain in the wrist and elbow. Pain may be caused by following structures:

Hand/Wrist Joint

⦿ Osteoarthritis
⦿ Rheumatoid arthritis


⦿ Muscle Strains ⦿ Muscles Tears
⦿ Muscles Injuries


⦿ Ligaments Strains
⦿ Ligaments Tears


⦿ Tendon Strains
⦿ Tendon Tears

Do you experience these symptoms?


Possible causes of hand and wrist pain ncludes:


Joint inflammation and can occur in multiple areas of the hand and wrist. Arthritis of the hand can be very painful.

Rheumatoid arthritis

A condition that can attack joints throughout the body, commonly affects the joints and surrounding tendons of the wrist and fingers. It can cause the joints to become swollen, painful and possibly deformed.


The most common form of arthritis. It causes progressive degeneration of cartilage. It can happen with aging or following an injury, such as a fracture or dislocation.

Ganglion cysts

soft, fluid-filled cysts can develop on the front or back of the hand for no apparent reason.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

It is a common condition caused by repetitive movements in the hands, wrists, or fingers. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, and pain.

How can a physical therapist help you?

physical therapist

When we see a Therapist we can talk about the mechanism of the injury. If it's a recent injury or a chronic injury, a physical therapist is able to identify possible structures involved in your injury. Majority of conditions can be treated by a therapist which does not involve invasive (surgical) treatment and are cost effective.


Physical Therapy Treatment may involve:


Treatment that involves treatment by a medical doctor followed by physical therapy:

You have a choice when it comes to picking your physical therapist. At Therapy at Home, our mission is to provide person-centered, professional therapy services with empathy for our clients and focus on recovery. We take pride in tailoring a treatment plan that meets our client’s needs and goals.

Disclaimer: Therapy at Home content is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to delay or substitute for diagnosis or care from a physical therapist or other health care professional. Content may not be complete for or apply to your specific symptoms or condition.

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