Hands are one of the organs that greatly assist human physical work, such as holding, holding, and manipulating. In addition, the hands are also found a lot of nerves. Evidently, almost half of the area of ​​the brain is used to regulate the nerves that exist in the hands.

No doubt, the function of the hand becomes very vital to support your life. Complaints on the hands such as sore or sprain should be given serious attention, if not want to be fatal.

Stiffness and soreness of the hands and fingers are often ignored.

In order not to wrong to address the pain complaints on the hand, you should know the common causes of hand pain Singapore:

Common Causes of hand pain Singapore

1. Repetitive strain injury (RSI)

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is an “injury of the musculoskeletal and nervous system caused by repetitive tasks with strong exertion, vibration, mechanical compression (hard surface pressing), RSI makes pain in the affected part of the hand.

If experiencing RSI, then you should not do massage because it can cause injury become worst. Instead, it should be checked by an experienced orthopaedic consultant.

To treat it certainly needs to be seen how severe is the disease. Conservative measures such as therapy, or operative measures may be used.

2. Trigger finger

Trigger finger is a nerve disorder also known as “nerve impingement” to the finger. In this disease there is a locked flexor tendon causing pain. The disease is caused by a position error when performing certain movements. Just like RSI, you should also not massage the trigger finger as it may worsen the symptoms of trigger finger.

Treatments option for trigger finger is medication, injection, physiotherapy. Surgical for release of the locked flexor tendon may also be recommended and this operations takes 10 minutes to do and the results are optimal.

3. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an injury that is experienced when too much finger activity such as typing on the keyboard or exercise. What distinguishes this disease with other injuries is, this is only experienced by the index finger, middle finger, and half ring finger. The carpal tunnel is actually a central nerve that allows humans to feel and move in the palms of the hands, index finger, middle finger, and ring finger. The treatments option for carpal tunnel syndrome is medication and injection. Surgical option may also be recommended if medication and injection fail to work. 

4. Fracture

How do you know if the hand pain as a result of fracture? If there is direct impact injury such as accident and fall. In order to determine if it is a fracture, X-ray examination will be performed. Conservative or operative measures maybe recommended depending on the severity of its fracture.

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