The thumb is involved in about 50% of all hand functions. When the thumb is painful or injured, it becomes very difficult to use the hand. During normal life, we take our thumbs for granted. When the thumb is not working properly, tasks are more difficult, and we then realize how important the thumb is. There are several causes of thumb pain including: (1) trigger thumb, (2) arthritis, (3) tendonitis, (4) carpal tunnel syndrome, and (5) skier’s thumb.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve in the wrist, which can cause pain and numbness in the hand. Certain hand exercises can help relieve pressure on the median nerve and alleviate symptoms. In this article, we look at some of the best hand exercises for carpal tunnel.
A wrist sprain is an injury where the ligaments in your wrist stretch or tear. Ligaments are bands of tissue that attach bones at a joint. Typically, the injury happens during a fall. Your wrist can suddenly twist or bend, causing damage to the ligaments. Most wrist sprains can be treated with home remedies and exercises. If your sprain is serious, you might need a splint or surgery.
Although tennis elbow is usually a fairly mild condition for which there are a range of effective treatments, it’s still something best avoided entirely because it can take a while to heal and can recur if you don’t take appropriate action to strengthen the area.