Hand, Finger, & Wrist Injuries

It’s likely that at some point in your life, you’ve had some sort of minor sprain or pain in either of your wrist, finger, or hand. Whether you only experienced a tiny bit of pain or some swelling, most of the time all it needs is rest and a bit of ice. Some of the common times injuries that are experienced include:

·    When participating in recreational activities

·    Performing tasks related to work

·    Doing home improvement projects

·    Using equipment or machinery

·    Falls

·    Fighting

This area of the body is one of the most likely to get injured when performing physical task, so it’s important to pay attention when you have an injury that is severe.

Acute Injuries

You can develop an acute injury to your hands, fingers, or wrist in several ways. This pain will often come on suddenly and be very uncomfortable and severe. You may experience swelling in the area soon after you have been injured and bruising may occur as well. An acute injury to this area can include:

·    Joint injuries

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·    Pulled muscles

·    Dislocations

·    Crushing injuries

·    Bruising

Overuse

You may also experience problems or develop a hand injury when you have used the joints in this area of the body too often. This is called overuse and it’s when stress has been placed on the joints and tissues in the hand or wrist, causing pain and other issues. Common injuries that take place due to overuse include carpal tunnel and Tendinosis, which is when the tendon suffers from micro tears.

You can get treatment for a hand injury by going to a medical professional or a specialist that focuses on injuries in the hands, fingers, and wrists. Once you see a professional, your issue can be diagnosed and treatment will be administered that helps manage uncomfortable symptoms and restore functionality.