Mild hand pain can react well to self care, and take several weeks or months to improve. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause nerve pressure, pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the fingers. Tendons, joints, and muscles can inflame, cramp, or tear from overuse or previous injury causing significant pain in your hand.
Patients should seek medical attention if the pain is intense and lasts longer than a few days. Seek emergency medical attention if you hear a crack, are motion impaired, and have severe swelling.