Arm, Wrist and Hand Pain
Arm pain is caused by result external pressure or repetitive one-side movements, the extensor and flexor muscles of the forearm and their tendons and tendon sweaths are subject to overuse injury. The wrist and hand are complex anatomic structures that allow a wide variety of positions and functions. This is necessary to carry out the complex tasks that are required from the hand, such as writing, grasping.
People injure their hands because of its constant involvement in almost all activities.
The most common hand problems are:
Carpal tunnel syndrome:
This condition arises when there is a compression of the median nerve in the wrist. It may occur without any obvious cause, but it is also a frequent complication of both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
The muscles in the forearm move the fingers by acting through tendons that pass across the hand ad wrist. These tendons are lined with a similar material to that which lines joints and may be damaged by some forms of arthritis. For these reasons arthritis of the wrist may lead to the rupture of a tendon, and as a result movement of the affected finger will be impaired. Physiotherapy can assist to improve hand functions.