Nerve injury or a pinched nerve is frequently the cause of hand discomfort and numbness. We provide therapies at Specialty Care Clinics that can help people with pain and hand numbness live better lives. We provide a variety of non-surgical methods to help you regain your mobility and hand function while easing the pain, stiffness, and numbness frequently connected to these diseases.
Tingling and/or numb hand pain usually affects only one part of the hand, such as the thumb or a few fingers, but can also be felt throughout the hand.
HAND PAIN AND NUMBNESS
Hand pain and numbness symptoms might be signs of a variety of issues. Your ability to lift, hold, twist, and support things could be hampered by stiffness, soreness, and numbness. Sometimes, but not always, discomfort is accompanied by difficulty in moving. Many factors can induce hand discomfort and numbness, but they all have the same effect of making it difficult to properly utilize one’s hands. Your ability to use your hands to carry out the routine duties that so many of us take for granted may be restored via a treatment that relieves the discomfort and improves mobility.
One of the most frequent causes of hand pain and hand numbness is a pinched nerve, similar to carpal tunnel syndrome. Hand discomfort and numbness may be caused by the nerves’ passage through the gaps in your hand and arm being constrained or impinged. Your hand and finger strength may also decline as a result of a pinched nerve. Medical therapies, physical therapy, and non-surgical decompression are possible treatments for pinched nerves.
CAUSES OF HAND PAIN AND NUMBNESS
Three common causes of hand pain and numbness are :
Cervical radiculopathy:- Neurologic deficits of tingling, numbness, and/or weakness may be felt in the shoulder, arm, hand, and/or fingers when a cervical nerve root in the neck becomes inflamed or compressed, as a result of a bone spur or herniated disc, for example. Pain similar to a shock can occasionally accompany cervical radiculopathy. The hand’s soreness and numbness will likely be the main symptoms.
Carpal tunnel syndrome:- This illness is caused by irritation or compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, a group of tendons and ligaments that runs through the wrist and into the hand. Since both conditions can induce sensations in the hand and wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome and cervical radiculopathy may feel similar. Nevertheless, other symptoms higher up the arm, such as increased pain, tingling, numbness, and/or weakness, are more frequently present with cervical radiculopathy.
Rheumatoid arthritis:- While it generally manifests symmetrically, this autoimmune illness can produce pain, tingling, and/or numbness in the hands. So, if a certain joint in the left hand is afflicted, the same joint is likely to be impacted in the right hand as well. Nevertheless, cervical radiculopathy usually only affects one side of the body.
Sometimes multiple problems can be responsible for hand pain. For instance, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome if it worsens for a long enough period of time.
Injury or illness can cause nerve damage. Interventions can, to some extent, restore nerve damage. In order to strengthen your hands and restore some movement, we may also suggest physical therapy and other therapies. Visit Specialty Care Clinics for hand pain management, call us now.