Pain in the back of the hand
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Pain in the back of the hand can have many causes. See a GP if the pain has not improved after treating it at home for 2 weeks.
You can ease pain in the back of your hand by taking paracetamol, putting an ice pack wrapped in a towel on your hand and using a splint for support.
Common causes of pain in the back of the hand include an injury, tendonitis, arthritis or a broken bone in your hand.
Page last reviewed: 22/03/2022
Next review due: 22/03/2025