Common symptoms of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis include pain, stiffness, and swelling in the thumb.
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.
A distal radius fracture may cause obvious wrist deformity or symptoms may mimic those of a sprained wrist.
Symptoms of Wrist Sprain
Wrist sprains commonly cause pain, swelling, weakness, and reduced flexibility in the affected wrist. Daily activities that involve twisting the wrist may be painful.
Symptoms of Wrist Tendonitis
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
Treating a Jammed Finger
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.
Treating Wrist Sprains
Wrist sprains are usually treated using nonsurgical methods. In severe cases, surgery may be recommended.
Wrist tendonitis is usually treated using nonsurgical methods. In rare 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.
Once carpal syndrome has been accurately diagnosed by a physician, there are several nonsurgical treatments and therapies that can help the alleviate symptoms.
What Is a Wrist Sprain?
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.