hand pain: common hand tendon disorders

This is an extremely broad topic which includes many conditions. Hand pain can be the result of trauma, arthritis, nerve compression, infections, tumors, and skin/circulatory disorders.

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hand numbness

There are multiple causes of these symptoms, but two of the most common are carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome.

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hand trauma

The hand is made up of the phalanges, the small bones of the thumb and fingers, and the long bones of the hand called the metacarpals, which attach the hand to the wrist or carpal bones.

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osteoarthritis

If you have pain around the bottom of your thumb, you may have osteoarthritis. The thumb is one of the most common places to develop arthritis in the arm and hand

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thumb arthritis

Thumb arthritis, more specifically known as basilar thumb arthritis or thumb carpometacarpal (CMC)
arthritis, is a very common form of arthritis in the hand. It affects about 15% of people above the age
of 30 and about 35% of people above the age of 55.

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stiffness & contractures

Normal or good range of motion of the upper extremity is of critical importance in the ability of human beings to be extremely proficient at performing a multitude of different tasks with their hands.

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trigger finger

This is a condition where a finger or thumb can get stuck in a bent position and either click or pop when the finger straightens back out. This condition was first described by a French physician in 1850.

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wrist fracture

A distal radius fracture is a break of the larger bone of the wrist. This can occur in patients of all ages from a variety of traumatic causes. It is a very common injury.

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