Dupuytren's contracture is a thickening of the fibrous tissue layer underneath the skin of the palm and fingers. Although painless, the thickening and tightening (contracture) of this fibrous tissue can cause the fingers to curl (flex). Dupuytren's contracture is more common in men than in women.Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition of intense burning pain, stiffness, swelling, and discoloration that most often affects the hand. Arms, legs, and feet can also be affected by CRPS. This condition was previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Sudeck's atrophy, shoulder-hand syndrome, or causalgia.Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common source of hand numbness and pain. Although it is often associated with repetitive hand movements, such as typing, carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by many things. Carpal tunnel syndrome is more common in women than men.Trigger Finger
Trigger finger limits finger movement. When you try to straighten your finger, it will lock or catch before popping out straight. Trigger finger is a condition that affects the tendons in your fingers or thumb.Hand and Wrist Pain in Bicyclists
Mountain bikes are still the rage. But their handlebars can trigger hand and wrist injuries such as "handlebar palsy," a painful inflammation of the ulnar nerve that runs from your arm into your hand. Formally known as ulnar neuropathy, "handlebar palsy" can cause numbness, tingling, and pain in the arm, hand, wrist, and little finger.