Please forward this error screen to 193. Many forms of arthritis and related conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and ganglion cysts cause pain, fingers pain arthritis and swelling. From joint inflammation to compressed nerves, problems that may be to blame for painful hands and wrists.
Other conditions can cause additional problems, such as numbness and tingling, pitted nails, painful ulcers or thickened skin that makes bending the fingers difficult. Here are some possible disease-related problems that affect the hands and wrists. The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis is a chronic condition characterized by the breakdown of the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones where they meet to form joints. This breakdown causes the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain and loss of movement in the joint. In the finger joints, OA can lead to the formation of bony knots.
In the PIP joint these are call Bouchard’s nodes. In the DIP joint they are called Heberden’s nodes. The result can be joint damage, pain, swelling, inflammation, loss of function and disability. Rheumatoid arthritis commonly affects the wrist and finger joints and can cause deformities that make it difficult to use the hands. There are several different types of juvenile arthritis that can cause pain and swelling in the wrist and joints of the hands. Subsequent attacks may occur off and on in other joints, including the wrist and joints of the fingers. After years with the disease, lumps of uric acid, called tophi, may form beneath the skin of the hands.