10 Stretches to Help Your Wrists and Hands

Sudden injuries or repetitive actions of the fingers or wrists may lead to the onset of wrist pain, which may require a hand screening. Hand and wrist stretches can reduce mild pain, explains by WebMD. However, if you have suffered a severe injury or are incapable of performing these exercises safely, proceed with caution. It may even be prudent to forgo stretches until a specialist can assess your injuries. For other cases of mild pain, these top 10 exercises may help. 1. Prayer Stretch Lower your hands to below your navel until feeling a mild stretch under your forearms. Hold for 15 seconds. Repeat five times. 2. Wrist Flexor Stretch…

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Best Exercises You Can Do to Relieve Arthritic Hand Pain

While many people experiencing arthritic hand pain may balk at the idea of exercising their hands, the right kinds of exercises may not eliminate the pain or arthritis, but it can help to relieve some of the pain associated with general hand movements. In fact, exercising is a great tool for not only reducing pain but also improving range of motion in your hand and joint functionality. These exercises may help you find relief for your arthritic hand pain. Arthritic Hand Exercises Here are a few hand exercises you can do: Make a Fist Just as the name implies. You begin with your fingers straight, gently and slowly make a fist,…

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What Are the Symptoms of Tendonitis in the Hand?

Tendonitis refers to inflammation of the tendons, and it may occur in any of the joints where repetitive motions occur. In the wrist, tendonitis is the inflammation of tendons the bones of the wrist to the muscles, and areas, where the bone rubs against the tendon, may contribute to tendonitis. Moreover, tendonitis may affect more than one of the tendons in the hand, reports Healthline, causing hand and wrist pain and the symptoms of tendonitis. Certain conditions, such as small joint arthritis, may also contribute to tendonitis. Recognizing these symptoms is the first step to getting help for the condition. Dull, Passive Pain of the Joints The most obvious symptom…

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What Happens If Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Goes Untreated?

The muscles and nerves of the hands and elbows are responsible for some of the most common movements and injuries on the planet. One of these injuries, cubital tunnel syndrome, refers to the entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow or the wrist. Although it is most commonly found occurring within the elbow, it may occur at any point along the nerve between the elbow and the wrist. Unfortunately, the frequency of this condition means some people opt to forgo treatment. However, leaving it untreated can have profound consequences. Weakness in the Fingers and Thumb The biggest consequences of cubital tunnel syndrome are discomfort and weakness in the forearm…

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Can Arthritis be Detected in a Blood Test?

Arthritis is a catch-all term for conditions that make the hand joints stiff, painful and sometimes swollen or red. In the hands, arthritis can make it difficult to type, button your clothes or perform many other daily tasks. Hand pain is not necessarily arthritis. However, if you have hand pain, you may benefit from some form of hand treatment. Here’s more information about arthritis and hand pain, courtesy of the Florida Hand Center. Hand Pain Causes Arthritis is one of the most common reasons for hand pain, especially in older people. There are over 100 different kinds of arthritis, but the two most likely culprits are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and…

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What is the best medicine for hand pain?

There is no one size fits all pain remedy. Because pain can come from a variety of sources, there can be any number of reasons why you are experiencing pain or what type it is. Pain remedies tend to focus specifically on the type of pain making some more effective for certain conditions while others may not help at all. Before you attempt to take any type of medication for hand pain you should first talk to your doctor about the type of pain you have. This will allow you to find remedies that are more likely to work without a lot of trial and error. You don’t need to…

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Signs You May Have Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome is the result of inflammation of the ulnar nerve. It can result from injury but is most common with overuse. The condition can be quite painful. A hand treatment specialist like the doctors at the Florida Hand Center can also deal with conditions in the forearm and may be the best person to consult for this condition. All About Cubital Tunnel Syndrome The ulnar nerve begins in the side of the neck and runs all the way down the arm to the fingers. In the area of the elbow, the nerve passes through a “tunnel” composed of muscle, bone, and ligament in the inside of the elbow….

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Can I Get Wrist Pain From Playing Too Much Golf?

Golf is excellent exercise, typically in pleasant surroundings and with congenial partners, as well as being a challenge. If you play golf on a regular basis, however, it’s quite common to develop wrist pain. It’s important to try to prevent these problems, as severe wrist pain can put an end to your golfing days. Here’s some useful information, courtesy of the Florida Hand Center. Wrist Pain and Injuries in Golf Wrist injuries are most commonly from tears in muscles, tendons, and ligaments, or from sprains, strains or repetitive motion injuries. If you have a chronic condition like carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis or arthritis, playing golf can make the problem worse….

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Can Wrist Pain Cause Shoulder Pain?

Although the wrist and shoulder joints don’t have a direct connection, it’s important to recognize that none of the parts of the musculoskeletal system act in isolation. The Florida Hand Center recommends you consider four words: connection, repetition, referral, and compensation. We offer free hand screening that can help determine how your wrist pain may affect other areas. Wrist and Shoulder Pain – Connection Every joint in your body is connected to other parts of the skeleton by muscles, ligaments, and tendons. For example, the shoulder is connected to the elbow. Muscles from the elbow flex and extend the wrist. Watch a baseball pitcher – the pitcher uses nearly every…

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What Causes Hand Pain and Numbness?

At the Florida Hand Center, our physicians provide high-quality hand treatment for a variety of conditions. Many of our patients to us complaining of impaired function due to pain and numbness in the hand and fingers. Helping these people understand the root of their problems so they can achieve long-lasting relief is a major part of our care. Common Causes of Hand Numbness and Pain Cubital tunnel syndrome is a common source of hand numbness and pain. It’s caused by compression of the ulnar nerve in the elbow, which can happen due to inflammation, acute injury, swelling, and/or chronic repetitive damage at the elbow. The main symptom is numbness in the pinkie finger,…

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