While not as severe as a laceration, sprains and fractures of the hands and wrists can lead to very painful damage resulting in the loss of mobility and functionality of your hands and wrists. It is important to go to a physician you can trust to ensure that you receive the best care possible. Our providers at the Hand & Wrist Center will examine your injury and discuss the options you have to fix your hand or wrist and help to alleviate any pain you may be experiencing.
Fractured bones if not treated properly will not heal properly and can cause permanent bone damage resulting in the loss of functionality in your hands and wrists. Fractures can be caused by trauma such as a car accidents, falls, or striking your hand and often result in tenderness, pain, bruising, deformity, and swelling around the affected area.
Similar to a fracture, sprains in the wrist and hand are easy to incur and can cause pain in your everyday life. If you are experiencing pain after falling, especially if you used your hands to break the fall, you may have sprained your hands or wrist. This is caused by a tearing or stretching of the ligaments in your hands. With proper care and exercise, this injury can treated and fixed rather easily.
Though there are many causes of sprains and fractures, you also have just as many treatment options. Depending on the severity of your injury, you can expect to be treated with a splint, cast, or maybe even surgery. Our providers at the Hand & Wrist Center will examine each case individually and decide your best route to full recovery.