De Quervain’s Tendonitis or Tenosynovitis
This is a condition affecting the tendons of the thumb and wrist. Numbness in the thumb and index finger, swelling of the wrist, and stiffness when moving your thumb or wrist are common symptoms. The condition is usually treated by using splints, along with anti-inflammatory medication. They help reduce inflammation and acute pain. Corticosteroid injections also help in fast recovery of Tenosynovitis. In severe cases, surgical treatment might be prescribed.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This condition is caused as a result of exerting too much pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. Hand numbness and pain are the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The condition is common in aged men and women. If not diagnosed and effectively treated, the condition results in permanently damaging the median nerve. If it is diagnosed at the initial stage, it can be cured with non-surgical treatments, including using drugs, stretching and strengthening exercises, acupuncture, and chiropractic therapies.
When tendons in the finger or thumb become inflamed, the resulting condition is trigger finger. It is a painful condition that causes your fingers to get stuck in a bent position. Those who are involved in repeated gripping action are susceptible to trigger fingers. Pain over the distal palm is the main symptom of trigger finger. Rest and proper medication, including corticosteroid injections will help in fast recovery. In extreme cases, surgery on the affected finger is required.
A crack or break in one or more bones in a finger puts you in severe pain when moving the affected finger. Swelling, tenderness, bruising, finger deformation, paleness, and numbness are the symptoms of this condition. Use a splint or cast to keep the finger in position, giving it time to heal. Taking Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) will help lessen the pain.