Hand Pain: Common causes

Hand pain can arise in any structure from skin to bone. Our hands are very much prone to injury because they come in direct contact with equipment and machinery. Common conditions that give our hands pain are described below.

Fractures and dislocations of the hand bones can severely limit the function of the hand. Bennett fracture and Rolando fracture involve the base of the thumb. They are severe injuries and require prompt treatment. Learn more about them by clicking on their respective links. Bennett Fracture and Rolando Fracture.

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Infection in the tissues of the hand can lead to pain deformity and loss of function in the hand. Timely treatment can prevent complications from occurring. Infection is characterized by severe throbbing pain and fever. Know about the diagnosis and treatment of Hand Infection by clicking here.

Common hand injuries include the following

  • Thermal burns
  • Electric burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Frostbite
  • Injection injuries

Specific first aid and management of these injuries can be seen by going to the Hand Injuries page.

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Dupuytren's contracture is a serious condition that can result in severely deformed hand. In this condition the fingers begin to move towards the palm. This is caused by the formation of fibrous tissue in the hand. Know more about this condition at the Dupuytren's Contracture page.

Compartment syndrome is a condition of the forearm muscles that leads to deformity in the hand. The muscles become dead and are subsequently replaced by fibrous tissue. This fibrous tissue pulls the fingers into a deformed posture. Know about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, first aid and complications of this condition at the Compartment Syndrome page.

Before you click the links above or below see the Hand Anatomy page to get a better understanding of these conditions.

This page was last updated on 6th February 2009.

Other causes of hand pain...

Bennett Fracture

Rolando Fracture

Dupuytren's Contracture

Hand Infection

Hand Injury

Compartment Syndrome

Hand Anatomy

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