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Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to sheer agony. It can be contained to a discrete area, as in an injury, or it can be more diffuse as in some disorders. 

Hand, wrist, and general upper extremity pain can have many causes, including injury and disease. Hand and wrist pain are most often characterized as overuse and bone, muscle and joint problems. Overuse problems includes conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Bone, muscle and joint problems are inclusive of conditions such as trigger finger or trigger thumb. 

Common causes of pain in Hand, Wrist, Arm and general upper extremities can include:

  • Rotator cuff 
  • Brachial Plexopathy
  • Tennis Elbow/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or other compressive neuropathies
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Deep masses
  • Trauma

If you or a loved one is suffering from hand, wrist, and arm or shoulder pain please contact Fort Worth Hand Center for more information on services or to request an appointment, click here.