Elbow, Wrist, & Hand Pain

Elbow, wrist and hand pain can be the result of sudden trauma, injuries, or an underlying condition. The hand and wrist are prone to several types of damage including fracture, pain and injury of the tendon. The elbow joint is the area of junction of three bones. Tendinitis can affect the inner or outer elbow. The wrist is a condyloid synovial joint. Movements that come from this joint are extension, abduction, adduction and you get circumduction, which is a combination of all these movements.

The Elbow

The elbow is the synovial hinge joint which is located between the upper arm and forearm which allows the hand to be moved towards and away from the body. Ligament issues can happen in any of the ligaments located in the elbow joint. Ligament sprains can occur due to sudden trauma or as a result of repeated stress. The ligament might be stressed, stretched, or completely torn. Sometimes you may hear a slight pop at the time of the injury.

The Hand

Hand pain has a wide range of reasons for occurance from sudden trauma to conditions that are ongoing. These pains can usually be treated so that these symptoms ease up. Some of the most common causes of hand pain are De Quervain’s Tendinitis which causes pain on the side of the wrist, but can travel to the thumb and up the forearm. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which is a very common nerve disorder of the hand. Fracture which is a break in a bone.

These are different types of fractures:

  • Simple
  • Complex
  • Compound
  • Comminuted

The Wrist

Wrist Pain symptoms can occur from everyday wear and tear as well as from injuries or the natural process of aging. Some of the most common causes of wrist pain are sprains, which often occur from physical activity. Athritis, which can affect one or multiple joints.

Conditions Associated with Elbow, Wrist & Hand Pain

  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Snydrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial Pain Snydrome
  • Osetoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Tendinitis and Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow

Common Treatments for Elbow, Wrist & Hand Pain

  • Epidural Nerve Block
  • Intra-Articular Joint Injections
  • Medication Management
  • Rehabilitation