October 1, 2013

Wrist and Finger Pain

Pain in the wrist and finger are not abnormal. People with repetitive jobs such as working at a computer or assembly line workers place their wrist and hands in constant tension to perform work activities. If recent trauma is reported such as a fall or strike different approaches are taken to the evaluation process.

X-rays may usually be taken to proper evaluate the bony structures of the wrist and hand. Assuming there is no pathology with the bone (negative for fractures, tumors, metabolic disorder) the muscles in the wrist and hand may be overloaded and tight causing your symptoms. A thorough evaluation and review of symptoms by a trained clinician should isolate the area of concern and address the issues to help alleviate your complaint.