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Hand Problems & Pain

What Are Hand Problems & Pain?

There are 27 bones in your hand and wrist, in addition to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage that help your hands, fingers and wrist move. When you experience pain or problems in any part of your hand, it can impact every activity big and small – from typing on a keyboard to carrying the laundry or driving a car.

There are a wide range of conditions and illnesses that can cause hand pain and problems, including:


Hand pain and problem symptoms can vary depending on the cause of the pain and the severity of your condition.

  • Pain at the joint
  • Bony knobs on finger joints
  • Numbness
  • Swollen joints
  • Stiffness
Carpal Tunnel
  • Difficulty making a fist or gripping objects
  • Pain or numbness in the hands
  • Pins and needles in the fingers
  • Swollen fingers
  • Burning or tingling thumb, index and middle fingers
Ganglion Cysts
  • A noticeable cyst that is firm and tender
  • Wrist pain that increases with activity
  • Swelling at the wrist with mild aching and weakness
Tendon Problems
  • Swelling
  • Pain

Treatment Options

Hand pain can sometimes be addressed at home with self-care and by modifying activities. If your pain persists, contact a specialist to diagnose, treat and manage your condition.

Treatment for hand pain and problems may include:

Ready for an Appointment?

If you're experiencing signs or symptoms of hand problems & pain, schedule an appointment or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) today.

Learn more about our doctors and care team who diagnose and treat hand problems & pain.