Your hand has 28 bones, 29 joints and an intricate network of ligaments, tendons and nerves. All of these things help you to comb your hair, button your shirt or even give a thumbs up, but when you have arthritis or another condition that affects your hands, the simplest tasks can be painful. See the list below for some common hand issues.
Trigger Finger – Occurs when finger tendons thicken or become inflamed, cause joints to get stuck. Affected fingers may be painful and pop or click when extended.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Compression of the median nerve in the wrist, leading to tingling or numbness of the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring finger.
Dupuytren Contracture – A condition in which the palm’s connective tissue thickens, causing fingers to bend or curl toward the palm.
Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome – When the ulnar nerve is compressed at the wrist, it causes numbness and tingling in the little finger and along the outside of the ring finger and can sometimes cause weakness of hand pinch and grip.
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