Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.


Hand Tenderness Overview

What is hand tenderness?
A person with hand tenderness has pain in the hand when pressure is applied to the palm or the back of the hand. Hand tenderness may be caused by injury, inflammation or infection.

What are the symptoms of hand tenderness?
Symptoms that may occur with hand tenderness include hand pain, hand swelling, finger pain, finger swelling, skin redness, fever, and red streaks on the skin of the hand.

How does the doctor treat hand tenderness?
The treatment for hand tenderness depends on the underlying cause. General treatment for hand tenderness may include rest, elevation, cold compresses, warm compresses, antibiotics, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

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