Hand/Finger Pain: A Closer Look
The hand and fingers are composed of several different bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, all of which work together to move the lower portion of the upper extremity. Your hands play a vital role in nearly everything you do and if you have pain in this area, it can disrupt your daily routine significantly.
Hand and finger pain may be caused by acute, or sudden injuries that result in fractures, dislocations or sprains. Other problems in the hand could include
- Tendinitis (swollen or inflamed tendons)
- Lumps (cysts or tumors)
- Contractures (loss of some motion in a finger or thumb)
If one or more of any of these problems is a source of pain or impairment, you may find it difficult to carry on your normal activities.
Source and for more information: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Source and for additional information: American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)