Gradual onset hand pain

Hand pain that comes on gradually can be due to activities where gripping is involved such as racket sports. Hand pain can also be burning, tingling or create numbness when the site of injury is from the neck or from the upper arm and this can come on gradually. Carpal tunnel syndrome can also be slow in onset and create hand pain.

Due to the complexity of the bones in the hand and their mechanics ligament laxity or rigidity can cause a gradual pain in the hand. Injuries with this symptom are listed below:
  • Boxer's Fracture

    Boxers Fracture

    A Boxer's fracture is a break to either the 4th or the 5th Metacarpals which are the long bones on the outside of the hand. As the name indicates, this injury is usually caused by a hard impact against the hand, like a punch. Read more about how this hand injury can be treated.