Hand and Wrist Injuries

The hand and wrist work together to provide the ability to lift, carry, and manipulate objects. Athletes and non-athletes alike are at risk of sustaining hand and wrist injuries or developing an ongoing condition. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for common hand and wrist injuries.
Diagnosing wrist tendonitis includes a physical examination, evaluation of medical history, and conducting certain clinical tests. Sometimes, medical imaging tests may be ordered.
Diagnosing a wrist sprain includes a physical examination of the injured wrist, evaluation of medical history, and conducting wrist instability tests. Sometimes, medical imaging and/or invasive diagnostic tests may be ordered.
The wrist is among the most complex joints in the body. In fact, it may be argued that there is no such thing as a single “wrist joint,” since the wrist contains many joints that function together to move the hand.

Although wrist sprains and fractures have many of the same symptoms, there are a few telltale signs of a fracture to be aware of.

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