Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine located in Flemington, NJ, Bridgewater, NJ & Washington, NJ
You should never ignore hand and wrist pain. Instead, consider the pain to be a red flag letting you know you have a problem that could get progressively worse and cause a permanent problem if it goes untreated. If you’re concerned about a hand or wrist injury, the team at MidJersey Orthopaedics offers the expertise you need to ensure you heal quickly and regain normal function. To schedule an appointment for hand and wrist injuries, call the office in Flemington, Bridgewater or Washington, New Jersey, or use the online booking form.
Hand & Wrist Injuries Q & A
What Wrist Injuries and Conditions Cause Pain?
Your wrist allows a remarkable range of motion thanks to its three separate joints. Unfortunately, all the movement makes your wrist vulnerable to painful injuries and conditions, including:
- Ligament injuries
- Wrist fractures
- Finger fractures
- Wrist sprain
- Ganglion cysts
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Acute injuries that lead to fractures and torn ligaments or tendons often occur when you fall onto an outstretched hand.
What Painful Hand Injuries are the Most Common?
Hand pain may develop due to traumatic injuries, overuse injuries, and degenerative changes. Some of the most common hand injuries and conditions include:
- Trigger finger
- Flexor tendon tear
- Mallet finger injury
- Boutonniere deformity
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Sprained thumb (skier’s thumb)
In addition to causing pain, these conditions affect your ability to bend, straighten, or use your fingers. Additionally, even though carpal tunnel syndrome occurs in your wrist, it causes pain, numbness, and weakness in your hand and fingers.
What Should I Know About Hand Fractures?
Finger fractures are the most common fracture in athletes, but anyone can suffer a fall, twisting injury, or a blow to their hand that leads to a fracture.
The symptoms of a fracture include:
- Shortened finger
- Inability to move a finger
- Inability to use your hand
- Numbness in your fingers or hand
Any time you experience pain, tenderness, or swelling in your hands or fingers, it’s time to have your hand evaluated by the team at MidJersey Orthopaedics. Getting prompt treatment may be the only way to prevent permanent deformity, weakness, or impaired movement, depending on the problem.
How are Hand and Wrist Injuries Treated?
The personalized treatment you receive from your MidJersey Orthopaedics physician is designed to be the best therapy for your underlying condition and the severity of your symptoms. Their primary goal is to promote rapid healing and restore hand function and strength. To reach these goals, your treatment may include:
- Activity modification
- Physical therapy
- Steroid injections
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Minimally invasive surgery
Don’t wait to get expert help for hand and wrist injuries that cause pain. Call MidJersey Orthopaedics or schedule an appointment online today.
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