Using your hands for repeated tasks that force awkward positioning may cause them to become strained and painful. The little bones of the wrist joint and hand will really lose their healthy alignment because of these unnatural movements. Although there are alternative causes of hand pain or other symptoms (numbness, tingling), most of the time the explanation is a misalignment of one or more of the twenty seven wrist/hand bones.


Common Hand Conditions Include:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Median Nerve Compression

Although it’s not the sole condition that may cause pain, it’s far and away the most common. In some cases the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome is severe in others it is intermittent and rather gentle. Carpal tunnel syndrome seldom improves on its own with no treatment and typically worsens over time.

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

Pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the little and ring fingers may be caused by compression of the ulnar nerve. An activity that causes prolonged compression of the hand may cause this condition. Cyclists refer to this as handlebar or cyclist’s palsy. Other causes include vascular disturbances, Dupuytren’s contracture, joint arthritis, fractures, bursitis, edema, or inflammatory diseases.

Wrist Pain

Wrist pain is prevailing amongst those that use their hands during a sustained strenuous or repetitive manor. There are eight bones within the wrist joint (carpal) and with stress they will lose their flexibility. Once this happens it’ll cause pressure and irritation to the joints between the bones and nerves. Pain on the thumb side of the wrist joint is often the results of irritation and/or injury to the tendons that pass from the forearm muscles to the thumb to regulate bound thumb movements. Though this condition will develop for non-apparent reasons it’s associated with bound repetitive or sustained activities of the wrist joint and/or thumb.  Athletes like golfers and court game players often seek treatment for wrist pain. Office workers with improper wrist alignment when using a mouse or keyboard also risk joint injury.


There area many reasons for joint inflammation within the hands however arthritis (aka chronic arthritis) is very common. Once the finger and hand joints lose their become misaligned it’ll cause enlarged stress on the cartilage of these small joints. Over a few years, if these tiny misalignment’s aren’t corrected, then arthritis can eventually develop. A progressive condition that once starts tends to worsen rather quickly if nothing is done.  The thumb, one of the most used joints in the human body, is often the first location for arthritis.

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