Hand pain

What is hand pain?

The human hand is an amazingly complex part of our body and we often take this for granted until we experience pain or dysfunction.  

The impact this can have ranges from annoying to distressing but with the right guidance and management, many issues can be helped.  

There are a wide range of presentations and conditions listed below to help the most common issues. 

Types of hand pain


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Click to read more

Altered sensation or tingling in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. Pain in the wrist and forearm. The hand may feel weaker.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar neuropathy) – Click to read more

Altered sensation or tingling in the little and ring fingers. Pain may travel down from the inner elbow. The hand may feel weaker.

Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar neuropathy)

De Quervain’s syndrome – Click to read more

Pain at the base of the thumb. It can be worse with repetitive lifting, gripping, or twisting motions of the hand or thumb.

De Quervain’s syndrome

Dupuytren’s – Click to read more

Lumps in the palm, often in line with the ring finger. It can pull the finger towards the palm, preventing it from fully straightening.


Ganglion cysts – Click to read more

Swelling in the hand and wrist.

Ganglion cysts

Hand Arthritis – Click to read more

Pain and stiffness in the hand, typically in people over the age of 45, you may struggle with and hear grinding noises when trying to use your hand.

Hand Arthritis

Trigger finger – Click to read more

The finger or thumb clicks or locks as it bends towards the palm.

Trigger finger
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