Much like the feet and ankles, hand and wrist pain is commonly caused by repetitive motions such as typing (carpal tunnel), arthritis, or an acute injury.
Types of Hand/Wrist pain
Chronic, acute, or intermittent
Both referred and diffuse pain that typically radiates or spans only as far as the wrist or elbow
Causes of Hand/wrist pain
- Carpal tunnel
- Trauma such as fractures, sprains, or jamming of the fingers
- Baseball finger
- Ganglion cysts
- Raynaud’s phenomenon
- Trigger finger
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (swelling of tendons of the thumb)
- Peripheral neuropathy (damaged nerves causing pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands)
Symptoms of Hand/wrist pain
- Feeling of pins and needles
- Tightness of hand or wrist
- Sharp, dull, burning, or freezing pain
- Extreme sensitivity
- Decreased range of motion
- Difficulty clasping or pinching items or moving fingers
- Numbness, or tingling sensations
- Thumb stiffness, sticking, or pain
- A red, white, or blue coloration
Complications and Risks
Damage and laxity in the hand may lead to complications with the wrist and vice versa.
- Repetition of motion such as excessive typing or texting
- Over extension (bending) of the fingers or wrist, both forward and backward
- High impact sports
This procedure involves the injection of an irritant into the soft tissue of a joint that is experiencing pain with the objective of providing pain relief. It basically kick starts the joint and body’s healing mechanism.
Prolotherapy and other injectable-based procedures for the treatment of injured joints, ligaments and tendons.
Derived from autologous (your own) bone marrow tissue for the treatment of knee, shoulder and joint pain.