Injuries to the hand or wrist are the most common among sports, exercise and recreational activities. They range from serious trauma, like a fracture, to an overuse condition, like carpal tunnel syndrome.
In most cases, hand or wrist problems don’t require immediate medical attention. In fact, many injuries can be treated simply with rest, ice, splinting and over-the-counter pain medications.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a physician to discuss available treatment options:
- Inability to straighten or twist your wrist
- Instability in the wrist
- Pain or weakness when rotating to open items
- Pain or weakness when trying to carry items
- Pins and needles feeling
- Swelling, stiffness, or tenderness
- Tingling in your fingers, hands, or wrists
If you have any of these painful symptoms, it is important to make an appointment with our hand and wrist specialist for assessment and diagnosis. Our doctors at 417 Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, provide treatments for a variety of hand and wrist injuries and conditions.
Common Hand and Wrist Injuries:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Contusions and crushing traumas
- DeQuervain’s disease
- Overuse injuries
- Skier’s thumb
- Sprains and strains of the tendons, ligaments and muscles
- Trigger finger