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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.
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. In this article, we will cover a few cold hands causes, besides being in a cold environment, and potential treatments.
Hand numbness is commonly the result of an injury or conditions that put pressure on nerves in one or both hands, a.k.a nerve compressions. Often this can feel like a dull burning sensation, numbness and tingling, or pins-and-needles. Here, we will discuss a few categories of causes - diabetes, neurologic, autoimmune, vascular - but the underlying conditions for numb hands are limited and should be seen by a doctor. Aside from discussing causes, we also will review numb hands treatments. Last but not least, we built you a free digital checker that will help you narrow down the choices for numb hands.
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.
Hand weakness can be a frustrating condition and is 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 of weakness in hands include inflammation of the hand joints, a conditions known as tennis or golfers elbow, or an injury to the hand. Read below for other causes and treatment option for your loss of hand strength.
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.

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