Hand, arm and wrist pain are serious issues that many people have to deal with. Pain in the hands, arms and/or wrists can be brought on by many factors, including the level of activity, age and environment.

Significance

The sheer number of working parts in the hand, wrist and arm opens up the possibility for many problems to occur.

Features

There are several bones, joints, muscles and ligaments in the hand, arm and wrist. They all work together to give people strength and range of motion in the hands, arms and wrists.

Considerations

People with hand, arm and wrist pain should avoid activities that can bring about pain. If pain is brought on despite inactivity, a professional should be consulted for a diagnosis.

Prevention/Solution

Tylenol, Advil and Ibuprofen are over-the-counter medications that can be used to ease pain in the hand, wrist and arm. Recurring pain may require the use of a prescription-strength pain medication.

Warning

Recurring pain may be the sign of a serious condition. Arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome are common in the hands, wrists and arms. A professional should be consulted if a person has persistent pain in these areas of the body.