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.
Wrist sprains commonly cause pain, swelling, weakness, and reduced flexibility in the affected wrist. Daily activities that involve twisting the wrist may be painful.
The symptoms of wrist tendonitis are usually spread within an area, rather than a specific point in the wrist. Typically, everyday activities involving the hand and wrist are affected
A sprain of the finger’s middle knuckle is sometimes referred to as a jammed finger. Follow these steps to treat a jammed finger at home, and know when to seek medical care.

Wrist sprains are usually treated using nonsurgical methods. In severe cases, surgery may be recommended.

Unless there is a visible sign of a break, a wrist fracture can be treated at home for the first couple of days by elevating and icing the wrist and using a splint or brace. If symptoms do not subside, a doctor will need to assist with further treatment.

A wrist sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments of the wrist. Most often, an injury to the scapholunate ligament or the triangular fibrocartilage complex causes a wrist sprain.

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the shoulder all the way to the hand, is compressed.

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