Swollen hands can be caused by arthritis, fluid retention or being overheated. It can be painful or make it difficult to hold objects and dot daily activities. Sometimes, it is a sign of underlying health issues.
Hand tremors can have a simple fix, but it can also be from serious conditions like Parkinson’s disease or stroke. Here’s how to tell and how to treat it.
Cold hands, especially if persistent for longer than usual, are caused by poor circulation due to the hardening of blood vessels over time, hypothyroidism, anxiety, or infections. Often blood circulation causes both cold hands and feet.
Hand numbness is commonly the result of an injury or conditions that put pressure on nerves in one or both hands, called nerve compression. Often this can feel like a dull burning sensation, numbness and tingling, or pins-and-needles. Learn the causes and treatments.
Dupuytren's disease is a condition that gradually causes the fibrous tissue in your palm to thicken. The tightened fibers cause one or more fingers to bend towards your palm. Treatment can help straighten your fingers and restore their function.
Hand weakness s often caused by compressed nerves and damage to the tendons of the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually the cause of a weak grip. Other causes include inflammation of the hand joints, tennis or golfers elbow, or an injury.
When only one hand is tingling it is usually a sign of a pinched nerve. If the hand is under stress or repeatedly being used in the same position, carpal tunnel syndrome is a likely cause. But tingling in the left hand that suddenly extends to the arm and jaw could be a sign of a heart attack.
Acromegaly is disorder in the pituitary glands caused by a noncancerous tumor and results in the swelling or enlargement of the face, hands, and feet.