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305 Possible Causes for Hand Stiffness, Paresthesia, Progressive Contractures

  • Raynaud Phenomenon

    As the disease progresses, skin and subcutaneous tissue of the fingers become stiffer, joints become immobile, and contractures develop.[] […] phenomenon [ ra-nōz ] intermittent bilateral attacks of ischemia of the fingers or toes and sometimes the ears or nose, marked by severe pallor, and often accompanied by paresthesia[] 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.[]

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Melorheostosis is a rare, progressive bone disease accompanied by hyperostosis and soft tissue fibrosis.[] Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common and sometimes challenging condition, which causes pain; paresthesia; tingling of the thumb, index and long fingers; and even thenar[] Keep your hands warm. arin soloway/getty images Being in a chilly room makes your hands stiff, which can lead to soreness.[]

  • 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.[] In the subset of patients with CTS, CTS pain, paresthesia, weakness, and all CTS symptoms had significantly improved.[] Fingers and Hands When OA occurs in hands and fingers, you may experience stiffness, numbness, and aching.[]

  • Entrapment Neuropathy

    […] weakness Long thoracic 36, 37 Shoulder range-of-motion exercises to prevent contracture Strengthen trapezius, rhomboids, and levator scapula (remaining scapular stabilizers[] During this process, typical symptoms of neuronal injury arise, such as pain, paresthesia, and numbness.[] This reduces swelling and prevents stiffness. Some pain, swelling, and stiffness can be expected after surgery.[]

  • Sclerodactyly

    […] resulting in sclerodactyly, severe contractures and tapering of the digits, and pseudoainhum formation.[] Color changes are often accompanied by symptoms that can include pain and paresthesias.[] The joints, especially in the hands, may feel stiff and painful.[]

  • Dupuytren Contracture

    This problem is caused by a progressive contracture (shortening) of the palmar fascia that produces flexion deformities of the fingers.[] .” – by Casey Tingle Reference: Scherman P, et al. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016;doi:10.1177/1753193415617385. Scherman P, et al. Paper #1.[] Stiffness - operations in the hand often cause stiffness; after Dupuytren's surgery most patients will have stiffness affecting finger flexion.[]

  • Volkmann's Contracture

    Volkmann's contracture See: Volkmann, Richard von Volkmann's contracture progressive contracture/fibrosis/deterioration of muscles, tendons and other soft tissues; induced[] Patients that have Volkmann's contracture usually exhibit the 5 P’s which include pain, pallor (pale skin), pulselessness, paresthesias (tingling), and paralysis.[] The fingers and hand are moved to avoid stiffness.[]

  • Polyneuropathy

    Rehabilitation When the CIDP condition is under controlled, early start of exercises of neurological rehabilitation can prevent muscle atrophy and contractures.[] Eight months after the therapy, she noted decreased paresthesias and increased strength. She had reduced edema and ascites.[] Then, muscles may become stiff and permanently shortened (called contractures).[]

  • Systemic Scleroderma

    With disease progression, ulcerations over joints and flexion contractures of the fingers, wrists, and elbows may occur.[] […] disease is seen in most patients in the form of fibrosis of the skin, which may lead to contractures and loss of mobility, and Raynaud phenomenon with associated pain and paresthesias[] The joints, especially in the hands, may feel stiff and painful.[]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    This progressive form begins with weakness, often in the hands and less frequently in the feet or mouth and throat.[] In 1994, his 46-year-old wife noted motor weakness with paresthesia in the lower limbs.[] […] or hands.[]

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