Everyone has had a minor problem with a finger, hand, or wrist.

Most of the time our body movements do not cause problems, but

it's not surprising that symptoms occur from everyday wear and

tear or from overuse. Finger, hand, or wrist problems can also be

caused by injuries or the natural process of aging.


Your fingers, hands, or wrists may burn, sting, or hurt, or feel tired,

sore, stiff, numb, tingly , hot, or cold. Maybe you can't move them as

well as usual, or they are swollen. Perhaps your hands have turned a

different color, such as red, pale, or blue. A lump or bump might

have appeared on your wrist, palm, or fingers. Home treatment is

often all that is needed to relieve your symptoms.


Finger, hand, or wrist problems may be caused by an injury but there are many other causes of finger, hand, or wrist problems.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on a nerve (median nerve ) in the wrist. The symptoms include tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain of the fingers and hand.

  • Tendon pain is actually a symptom of tendinosis, a series of very small tears (microtears) in the tissue in or around the tendon. In addition to pain and tenderness, common symptoms of tendon injury include decreased strength and movement in the affected area.

  • De Quervain's disease can occur in the hand and wrist when tendons and the tendon covering (sheath) on the thumb side of the wrist swell and become inflamed.

  • Repetitive motion syndrome is a term used to describe symptoms such as pain, swelling, or tenderness that occur from repeating the same motion over and over.

  • Writer's cramps develop with repeated hand or finger motion, such as writing or typing.

  • Trigger finger or trigger thumb occurs when the flexor tendon and its sheath in a finger or thumb thicken or swell.

  • Dupuytren's disease is an abnormal thickening of tissue beneath the skin in the palm of the hand or hands and occasionally the soles of the feet. The thickened skin and tendons (palmar fascia) may eventually limit movement or cause the fingers to bend so that they can't be straightened.

  • Ganglion cysts are small sacs (cysts) filled with clear, jellylike fluid that often appear as bumps on the hands and wrists but can also develop on feet, ankles, knees, or shoulders.



For more information visit: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hand-pain/Pages/Introduction.aspx


A detailed assessment can help to identify the cause of your Hand and Wrist problems and enable us to plan a treatment, stretching and strengthening plan. This will assist in creating strength, agility and mobility whilst speeding up recovery times. Our Neuromuscular Exercise Group Therapy can also help improve movement and maximase fitness and strength.


Assessment and Treatment can be carried out either at our clinic in Rotherham or in your own home. Our Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Technicians are trained in specialised hands on treatment techniques and approaches, specific to the treatment of Neurological and Musculoskeletal conditions.


Hand and Wrist problems