Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the causes of hand pain. There is a tunnel in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. Nine tendons and the median nerve pass through it. When pressure builds up in the tunnel, the nerve gets compressed and is unable to function properly. This may result in numbness, discomfort, and pain in the fingers. This condition usually associated with a tingling sensation over the thumb, index, and middle fingers, especially at night. Risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome include age, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Another common cause of finger pain is trauma. In this instance, the injured tissue could be the tendon, ligament, bone, or even a combination. It is thus imperative that all injured tissues are adequately addressed and optimally treated.