Hand and Wrist Injuries

Your hands are made up of a series of incredibly complex bones, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels. The hand contains nineteen individual bones and the wrist  is comprised of eight additional small bones called carpals. In addition, your hand is connected to your forearm where nine tendons plus the median nerve collectively channel through an opening in the wrist called the carpal tunnel.

There are many sources of hand injuries including those caused by accident or repetitive jobs such as assembly line work, data entry, etc.. Hand injuries can result from a variety of conditions and are common in the workplace.  Determining the cause of your hand or wrist problem depends on the symptoms you are experiencing. Many types of hand or wrist injuries can be treated without surgery, however advanced cases may require a surgical procedure.

According to the National Institute of Health, "women are three times more likely to have carpal tunnel syndrome than men."

Hand and Wrist Injury Symptoms

  • Tingling or numbness in the hand or wrist. (This is especially common at the end of the day after exposing your hands to repetitive tasks)

  • Sharp pain extending through the wrist and arm

  • Weakness or reduced control in your grip or the inability to hold things properly

  • Frequent or continuous pain in the forearm or wrist

Common Types of Hand and Wrist Injuries:

  • Bone Fractures and Dislocations

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Tendinitis

  • Cuts and lacerations

  • Animal bites

  • Burns

If you have been injured at work or are experiencing pain and discomfort in your hands or wrist you should seek professional medical advice as soon as possible.

In addition, you may have the right to receive compensation for injuries which are sustained as the result of trauma or stress related injuries to the hand!

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