Hand and Wrist

Hand and Wrist Conditions

Arthritis and Connective Tissue Disorders

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common joint disease that causes pain, swelling and reduced motion in joints. It usually occurs in hands, knees, spine and hips, but can appear in any joint. Learn about the risk factors, tests and treatments for osteoarthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease of the joints caused by the immune system attacking the body's own tissue. This arthritis is most common in wrists and fingers, but can occur in other areas. Learn about the risk factors, tests and treatments for rheumatoid arthritis.

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Also called childhood arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis occurs in children up to age 16. It causes joint swelling, stiffness and sometimes limits motion. It can affect any joint and may affect internal organs. It affects girls more often than boys. Learn about the risk factors, tests and treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve disorder caused by injury or repeating hand and wrist movements. Symptoms include pain, numbness and/or loss of strength in the hands. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome.

 


 

Wrist Fracture (Colles’ Fracture)

A wrist fracture occurs when the end of the main bone of the forearm breaks and causes the hand to move backward and outward. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for a wrist fracture.

 


 

Wrist Sprain

A wrist sprain occurs when the ligaments that connect bones in the wrist stretch or are torn. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for a wrist sprain.

 


 

Finger Sprain

Stretching or tearing of the ligament in the finger joints results in finger sprain. These sprains occur when the fingers are bent or jammed causing stress on the ligament. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for finger sprain.

 


 

Hand Arthritis

Hand arthritis is a condition in which the cartilage in the joints of the hand wears down causing the bones to rub together and cause pain. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for hand arthritis.

 


 

Ligament Injuries

A hand ligament injury occurs when a ligament in the hand stretches or tears, which can range from a slight to complete tear. Learn about risks, tests and treatments for hand ligament injuries.

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