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Causes of pain in the hands and methods of treatment

Hand pain can be caused by an illness or injury that affects any of the parts of the hand, such as; Bones, muscles, joints, tendons, blood vessels, and connective tissues, and there are many reasons that can lead to a feeling of pain in one or both hands, and they will be mentioned later in this article, and hand pain may affect the daily life of the injured person, and his ability to achieve Its tasks, so you should try to relieve it as much as possible, and that is by avoiding activities that cause pain, and it is possible to use ice packs, and place them on the painful area on the hand for a period not exceeding 20 minutes, and that every two or three hours, and take some painkillers such as paracetamol or use A topical gel or cream to relieve this type of pain, but if the pain persists or worsens and does not improve with the mentioned methods, you should consult your doctor.

Causes of left hand pain:
As there are many causes for pain in the hands, and it is worth noting that the left and right hand apply the same medical conditions, treatment, and causes, and in the following we mention some of the causes of hand pain:
 De Quervain's syndrome:
 It is a painful condition that affects the tendons on the side of the thumb, and it results from irritation or inflammation of the tendons of the wrist at the base of the thumb, and the pain in this case may start suddenly or develop gradually, and it usually appears when trying to make a fist, hold things, or when managing Wrist, anti-inflammatory medications or a splint may help solve this problem.

Ganglion cyst:
As it is possible for these cysts to occur anywhere in the body, they are non-cancerous masses in which fluid accumulates, and are found in the joint and tendon, and it should be noted that the appearance of these ganglion cysts in the hands is a common thing. This is due to the large number of joints and tendons in it, as it is easy to observe, and it causes pain when it affects the normal movements of the joints and tendons. Among the most prominent symptoms are: wrist pain, localized swelling, and wrist weakness.

Where a fracture in the bones of the hand causes a lot of pain in addition to swelling and loss of movement, and there are many types of fractures, such as a simple fracture, a complex fracture, a compound fracture, and others, so the treatment depends on the type and location of the fracture, and splints and casts are often used for simple fractures. More complex fractures, the doctor may resort to using wires and plates to treat them, and the need for surgery may arise to repair the fracture.

Where arthritis is the main cause of hand pain, as it leads to the joint loss of cartilage that allows them to move smoothly against each other, and often the pain in this case occurs at the base of the thumb, or the middle joint of one or more fingers, or the last joint closest to the tip of the finger. Degenerative arthritis, or what is known as osteoarthritis, is one of the most common types of arthritis, and it occurs with age or due to fracture or dislocation, and it is possible to use splints, pain relievers, anti-inflammatory drugs, or physical therapy, and matters may reach to undergo surgery in Sometimes, too.

Carpal tunnel syndrome:
It is considered one of the most common neurological disorders, and this syndrome affects the hand, so that pain is in some fingers, wrist, and forearm, it is possible for a person with this syndrome to feel weakness and numbness in the hand and fingers, which makes it difficult to control grasping things, and increases The pain is acute at night, and there are a number of treatments that may help relieve the pain, such as: resting the hand and wrist as much as possible, taking anti-inflammatories and painkillers, using a cast, and physical therapy.

Hand pain treatment:
As most cases of hand pain disappear as soon as you get a good amount of rest and take painkillers, but not all hand pain is dealt with the same way, so you must know the reason behind this pain and choose the appropriate way to relieve it, and see a doctor when necessary, and some methods will be mentioned Which may relieve the feeling of hand pain in the following:
Comfort: As most hand problems are caused by frequent and excessive activities, and for this reason, resting and avoiding excessive activity is a reason for the pain to disappear. Splints: In some cases, the hand pain may be severe, and in this case, rest may not be sufficient to alleviate its severity, and the solution is to put a splint or simple brace that allows the hands to rest and calm the inflammation.

 Ice: Ice is an effective way to control inflammation and relieve pain, by placing ice on the painful area.

Hot water: Hot water and exposure to heat help to calm and relieve pain in the hands, by directly exposing the hand to warm water or wrapping a moist and warm towel around the hand.

Anti-inflammatory drugs: NSAIDs are useful in relieving pain and reducing inflammation, but you should consult your doctor before taking these medications, as they may cause some side effects.