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161 Possible Causes for Hand Stiffness, Numbness of the Hand, Progressive Contractures

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Melorheostosis is a rare, progressive bone disease accompanied by hyperostosis and soft tissue fibrosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] of the hand.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Keep your hands warm. arin soloway/getty images Being in a chilly room makes your hands stiff, which can lead to soreness.[prevention.com]

  • Raynaud Phenomenon

    As the disease progresses, skin and subcutaneous tissue of the fingers become stiffer, joints become immobile, and contractures develop.[clinicalgate.com] […] and tingling in the hands and feet.[fibromyalgia-symptoms.org] Raynaud's often is the first sign of rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory condition causing pain and stiffness in the body's joints, often including the hands and feet.[cedars-sinai.edu]

  • Dupuytren Contracture

    This problem is caused by a progressive contracture (shortening) of the palmar fascia that produces flexion deformities of the fingers.[vereencenter.com] During the procedure, your doctor will first numb your hand with a local anesthetic.[orthoinfo.aaos.org] Stiffness - operations in the hand often cause stiffness; after Dupuytren's surgery most patients will have stiffness affecting finger flexion.[healthpoint.co.nz]

  • Osteoarthritis

    Another characteristic symptom of the disease is the progressive incapacity of the joint to function, leading – in the long run – to loss of mobility.[oafifoundation.com] Fingers and Hands When OA occurs in hands and fingers, you may experience stiffness, numbness, and aching.[arthritis.com] This limitation is mainly related to the blocking of voluntary muscle functioning and the reflex contracture.[physio-pedia.com]

  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

    […] weakness Long thoracic 36, 37 Shoulder range-of-motion exercises to prevent contracture Strengthen trapezius, rhomboids, and levator scapula (remaining scapular stabilizers[aafp.org] The tingling and numbness in the hands accompanied by burning is a nerve symptom and specifically a nerve symptom from the ulnar nerve, a nerve which innervates some of the[southplattesentinel.com] […] tasks such as shaking someones hand, turning a doorknob or difficulty in even holding a coffee mug.[tenniselbowtips.com]

  • Scleroderma

    […] may occur when the skin overlying joints is involved. 16 Reports of progression to systemic scleroderma in the pediatric population are exceedingly rare. 3 , 12 , 21 Adequate[pediatrics.aappublications.org] Other early symptoms include: Fatigue Swelling of hands and feet Numbness of hands and feet Shiny skin and disappearance of skin folds Ulcers on the fingers Calcium deposits[dmso.org] […] disorders, including scleromyxedema, scleredema, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, eosinophilic fasciitis, chronic graft-versus-host disease, porphyria cutanea tarda, diabetic stiff-hand[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ulnar Neuropathy

    […] weakness Long thoracic 36, 37 Shoulder range-of-motion exercises to prevent contracture Strengthen trapezius, rhomboids, and levator scapula (remaining scapular stabilizers[aafp.org] We report herein a 35-year-old man who suffered from pain at his left elbow and numbness in his left hand.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] However some patients may suffer from pain, infections, scarring, and nerve damage causing weakness, paralysis, or loss of sensation and stiffness in the hand and wrist area[riversideorthopedics.com]

  • Trigger Finger

    A case of a 14-year-old boy is reported, who presented with a prominent palmar nodule over a triggering middle finger and progressive flexion contracture, 6 months after a[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Question What can cause numbness in the hand?[wikihow.com] The digit may need to be straightened with pressure from the opposite hand. Stiffness, especially in trigger thumb where movement at the end joint is reduced.[bssh.ac.uk]

  • Arthritis

    Flexion contractures may require intensive exercise, casting, or immobilization (eg, splinting) in progressively more stretched-open positions.[merckmanuals.com] There may also be tingling or numbness in the hands and feet, pain in the jaw, and digestive problems.[medicalnewstoday.com] The warning signs for either form are joint swelling, particularly in the hands and feet, and early morning stiffness that lasts more than half an hour.[dailymail.co.uk]

  • Entrapment Neuropathy

    […] weakness Long thoracic 36 , 37 Shoulder range-of-motion exercises to prevent contracture Strengthen trapezius, rhomboids, and levator scapula (remaining scapular stabilizers[aafp.org] hands.[wisegeek.com] This reduces swelling and prevents stiffness. Some pain, swelling, and stiffness can be expected after surgery.[advancedreconstruction.com]

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