Hands are the first defense for most people when they fall. Unfortunately, that’s how many people end up with a broken hand. Breaking a hand is a debilitating condition so the sooner treatment is started, the better. Keep reading to learn more.

Causes & Triggers

  • Accidents
  • Arthritis
  • Direct hit
  • Falls
  • Overuse or repetitive motion
  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma

Signs & Symptoms

  • Bruising
  • Deformed appearance
  • Difficulty moving hand
  • Numbness
  • Pain, especially when gripping or squeezing
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness

Tips & Treatments

  • Seek immediate medical treatment to avoid improper healing, reduced grip strength or limited range of motion.
  • Consult an orthopedic hand specialist for symptom relief and treatment options.
These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.