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Why does my hand hurt?

Hand pain can result from many different causes and can be debilitating in daily life activities. The good news is that the painful symptoms associated with hand pain can be successfully treated and relieved in most instances. Hand pain can develop suddenly or may arise after years of mild, sporadic pain. In cases of hand pain, you may have a hard time making a fist, grabbing or holding on to objects, or even simply rotating your wrist.
Symptoms of hand pain:
  • Hand weakness
  • Hand tingling
  • Numbness of the hand
  • Swollen hands
  • Pain in the thumb
  • Pain in the side of the wrist
  • Difficulty gripping/grasping
Possible reasons for hand pain: 
  • De Quervain's tendinitis (also known as De Quervain's tendinosis)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis in the hand
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome - Ulnar Nerve Transposition
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Injuries to the extensor or flexor tendon
  • Wrist tendonitis
  • Wrist sprain
  • Fractured bones in the hand
  • Fractured bones in the finger(s)
  • Cervical radiculopathy

Treatment for hand pain

The treatment options for hand pain will depend heavily on the condition at the root cause your hand pain along with your symptoms and personal goals. Your physician can help you determine the best treatment options of your hand pain, including physical therapy. 

If you don't have a prescription for physical therapy treatment from your doctor, you may still be able to visit an Elite Physical Therapist for treatment. Call us at 318-443-3311 and we can verify your insurance.