Hand injury Conditions Injury Conditions
Carpal tunnel syndrome – compression of a nerve as it goes through the wrist, often making your fingers feel numb or tingling.
Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations.
Osteoarthritis – wear-and-tear arthritis, causing joint inflammation of wrist & fingers which can also resulting in deformity
Tendinitis – irritation of the tendons
Dupuytren’s contracture – a hereditary thickening of the tough tissue that lies just below the skin of your palm
Trigger finger – an irritation of the sheath that surrounds the thickening of tendon causing clicking or locking of fingers or thumb flexor tendons, sometimes causing the ten Minor arm injuries are common. Symptoms often develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or an injury.
Hand injuries are common and account for 5-10% of emergency visits nationwide. The complexity of the hand and the similarities in clinical presentation of different injuries make understanding of hand anatomy and function, good physical examination skills, and knowledge of indications for treatment indispensable for the emergency physician & physiotherapist.