Wrist & Finger Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
As far as wrist and finger pain is concerned, one of the most common conditions in the wrist is carpal tunnel syndrome, when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed or squeezed at the wrist. The median nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers (although not the little finger), as well as impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers and thumb to move. Patients experience pain and weakness mostly in the thumb and first two fingers on occasions pain may radiate up the forearm as well.
Other common injuries include sprain, strain, tendinitis, ganglions and bursitis. All of these are readily treated.
Arthritis is another common cause of wrist and finger pain – causing swelling and stiffness. There are many types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs with age and overuse. Rheumatoid arthritis generally affects both wrists. Psoriatic arthritis accompanies psoriasis.
Treatment can certainly help both strenghten the wrist , Acupuncture can help with tendon problems, and carpal tunnel can sometimes be helped with Acupuncture.