Hand stiffness

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Dupuytren's contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition that affects the hands and fingers.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Fingers bending towards palm
  • Pain in hand
  • Hand stiffness
  • Difficulty picking up small objects

More information on Dupuytren's contracture is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive strain injury (RSI), also called work-related upper limb disorder, is a general term used to describe the pain from muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Single joint stiffness
  • Pain in one joint
  • Wrist pain
  • Hand stiffness
  • Wrist stiffness

More information on Repetitive Strain Injury is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain in hand
  • Hand stiffness
  • Pain in more than one joint
  • Stiffness in many joints
  • Swelling of more than one joint

More information on Rheumatoid arthritis is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.