Pain and Stiffness of the Hand and Wrist

These are the most common problems that we treat at Hand Institute of Charleston. Pain and stiffness can both can have a huge impact on your hand function, and severe pain can affect almost every aspect of your live.

Causes of Pain

There are a wide variety of hand and wrist conditions that may cause pain. The location of the pain and any known injuries can help to narrow down some of the more common causes:

  • Common Chronic Hand and Wrist Conditions by Location
  • Whole Hand and Wrist Hurts
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis (Rheumatoid)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Wrist Hurts
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Hand and Wrist Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • SLAC Wrist
  • Ulnocarpal Abutment
  • Palm Hurts
  • Pain at heel of palm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Pain at base of thumb
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Thumb CMC (Basal Joint) Arthritis
  • Pain at base of fingers
  • Trigger Finger
  • Finger Hurts
  • Trigger Finger or Thumb
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
  • Hand Bone

Common Hand and Wrist Injuries by Location

Whole Hand and Wrist Hurts

  • Hand and Wrist Fractures
  • Wrist and Finger Sprains
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Wrist Hurts

  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fracture

Wrist and Finger Sprains

  • Scapholunate Ligament Injuries
  • SLAC Wrist
  • TFCC Injuries
  • Hand Hurts
  • Metacarpal Fracture
  • Boxer’s Fracture

Fingers Hurt

  • Phalanx Fracture
  • Mallet Finger
  • Tendon Injuries/Lacerations

Thumb Hurts

  • UCL Injuries (Gamekeeper’s or Skier’s Thumb)

Ready to confirm a diagnosis and fix the problem or just want to learn more?

Our board-certified orthopedic hand and wrist surgeons Eric Angermeier, MD and Kyle Kokko, MD, PhD, are here to help! They can often diagnose the problem in one visit, and get you started with a treatment plan. We offer a wide variety of both nonoperative and operative treatment options.

Call today for a clinic or telehealth appointment! 854-429-4263