Hand pain can be caused by anything from a trapped nerve to an underlying disease such as arthritis.

If the pain persistseven after resting your handand taking painkillers, or if you have other symptoms and are uncertain of the cause, see your GP.

In the meantime, you can read this page to learn about the common causes of hand pain. It may give you a better idea of the problem, but you shouldn't use this guide to diagnose yourself always leave that to your GP.

Common causes of hand pain are:

  • Hand pain
  • arthritis
  • aganglion
  • de Quervain's disease
  • trigger finger or thumb
  • tenosynovitis (inflammation of a tendon sheath)
  • afracture
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 4 Jan 2017