Hand & Wrist Injuries | MedStar Health
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US News Best Hospitals - Orthopedics - 2023-24Injuries to the hand or wrist are the most common among sports, exercise, and recreational activities. They range from serious trauma, like a fracture, to an overuse condition, like carpal tunnel syndrome.

In most cases, hand or wrist problems don’t require immediate medical attention. In fact, many injuries can be treated simply with rest, ice, splinting and over-the-counter pain medications. However, if you still have symptoms after two days or if your pain gets worse, you should see a doctor.

Common hand and wrist injuries

  • Amputations

  • Arthritis

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Contusions and crushing traumas

  • DeQuervain’s disease

  • Dislocations

  • Fractures

  • Lacerations

  • Overuse injuries

  • Skier’s thumb

  • Sprains and strains of the tendons, ligaments, and muscles

  • Tendonitis

  • Trigger finger

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