28 May Common Hand Injuries
Have you recently suffered from a hand injury and are searching for a Brooklyn orthopedist? We use our hands every single day, so it’s pretty common to receive hand injuries when participating in any activity where we may be putting extra force on them. You may have injured it while playing a sport, or working on a home improvement project, or maybe even while doing a normal activity where your hand bends the wrong way.
These injuries to one of the most utilized parts of our bodies can quickly become a hindrance in participating in everyday activities. Because we use our hands so often, it can be frustrating to have immobilized one or both of them. At our Brooklyn orthopedist, we want to help you get back to a point where you can use your hands again.
Common Hand Injuries
There are several different types of hand injuries, some ranging from minor soft-tissue damage to more severe bone fractures and complications. While some of the following injuries may seem minor, it’s important to get them checked out by our Brooklyn orthopedist as soon as possible.
- Bruising: This common type of injury can happen on any part of the body, but can be extra painful when on our hands, since we use them so much. Bruises will typically go away on their own but occasionally could turn into something more serious.
- Sprained Wrist: This injury can make it difficult to move your wrist without feeling pain. It’s typically advised to keep it immobilized to prevent pain and further damage to the ligaments.
- Fractures: Also known as broken bones, occurs when an impact causes trauma to the bone structure. This injury also requires immobilization and casting to keep it in place while the bones heal. If a broken finger occurs, often the broken one and the one next to it will be taped together to keep it stable and offer support during healing.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This is not a trauma injury, but an “overuse injury.” This syndrome is caused by excess pressure being put on nerves in your wrist over time.
How can our Brooklyn Orthopedist help?
At Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation, our Brooklyn orthopedist will work hand-in-hand with you to get you back to your normal activities. We strive to restore and preserve your joints, bones, and soft-tissue damage and believe that the first step to healing is by visiting Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!