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Colorado Injury + Pain Specialists Hand & Wrist Pain

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Broken wrist

A broken wrist is a general term that can describe a number of specific wrist fractures. A Scaphoid fracture, a Colles fracture and a fracture to the Hook of the Hamate bone are the most common wrist fractures and symptoms will include sudden pain and swelling. Immediate first aid should be undertaken and if a fracture is suspected seek medical attention immediately.

Sprained wrist

A sprained wrist is a tear of any of the ligaments in the wrist which attach bone to bone. The usual cause is a fall onto an outstretched arm. Symptoms will include pain in the wrist at the time of injury and swelling which is likely to come on very quickly.

Wrist strain

Many people use the term wrist strain to describe any pain in the wrist area that is not a fracture. A strained wrist is an injury to a tendon in the wrist which can be sudden onset or gradual.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common causes of wrist pain. Symptoms include a dull ache in the wrist and forearm with pain which may radiate into the hand and fingers. The pain is often worse at night.

Wrist tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis is inflammation or sometimes degeneration of the tendons in the wrist which attach muscle to bone. They become inflamed and painful through over use.

Thumb pain

The most common cause of thumb pain in sport is a thumb sprain. Often the thumb is bent backwards in rugby or similar contact sports causing damage to the ligaments at the base of the thumb resulting in thumb joint pain. Another common cause of thumb pain is Trigger thumb.

Trigger thumb is a hand injury which occurs when the thumb gets stuck in a bent position due to an inflamed tendon thickening.

Finger pain

Trigger finger occurs when the tendons in the finger become inflamed and thickened. This prevents them from moving properly so they contract, sometimes suddenly causing the finger to snap in a bent position. Mallet finger occurs when the patient is unable to straighten the tip of the finger without assistance. Pain is felt on the back of the finger where injury to a finger tendon has occurred.
A sprained finger is one of the more common hand injuries in contact sports and results in damage to any of the ligaments in the finger which attach bone to bone. Sprained fingers are often not serious and respond well to a finger taping technique which protects and aids healing.

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

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