Pain in Both Hands Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand pain in both hands symptoms, including 6 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 6 Possible Pain In Both Hands Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

6 Possible Pain In Both Hands Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced pain in both hands. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition of numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by compression of the mediannerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel. Causes include overuse of the wrist and hand, especially highly repetitive activities such as typing or wo...

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De quervain's tenosynovitis

De Quervain's tenosynovitis is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. If you have de Quervain's tenosynovitis, you will feel pain upon turning your wrist, grasping anything, or making a fist.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: hand numbness, thumb pain, hand weakness, weakness in one hand, numbness in one hand

Symptoms that always occur with de quervain's tenosynovitis: thumb pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Non-serious finger injury

Finger injuries are very common & rarely need medical treatment.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury, swollen finger, severe finger pain

Symptoms that always occur with non-serious finger injury: recent finger injury

Symptoms that never occur with non-serious finger injury: bent or crooked finger

Urgency: Self-treatment

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Repetitive strain injury of the hand

Repetitive strain injury of the hand is caused by consistent repetitive use.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: hand numbness, hand weakness, hand pain from overuse

Symptoms that always occur with repetitive strain injury of the hand: hand pain from overuse

Symptoms that never occur with repetitive strain injury of the hand: hand injury, severe hand pain

Urgency: Self-treatment

Rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis is a general term for multiple conditions that cause painful inflammation and stiffness throughout the body. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that is autoimmune in nature, meaning that the body's immune system which normally protects the body by att...

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Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a condition which causes inflammation of the joints. In most circumstances, psoriatic arthritis presents between the ages of 30 and 50 years and occurs after the manifestation of the symptoms of psoriasis, which is a disease of the skin. Psoriatic arthritis...

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pain In Both Hands

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Where exactly is your hand pain?
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • What is your body mass?
  • Have someone feel for your pulse (at the wrist) on the side of your body that hurts. Now, turn your head to that side. Does the pulse go away? (This is known as the Adson's test.)

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Pain In Both Hands Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced pain in both hands have also experienced:

  • 8% Hand Tingling
  • 6% Hand Numbness
  • 6% Swelling Of Both Hands

People who have experienced pain in both hands were most often matched with:

  • 42% Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 42% De Quervain'S Tenosynovitis
  • 14% Non-Serious Finger Injury

People who have experienced pain in both hands had symptoms persist for:

  • 29% Over a month
  • 28% Less than a week
  • 24% Less than a day

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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