Hand & Wrist Injuries
Injuries to the hands and wrists are some of the most common injuries that athletes can face. This can affect both traditional sport and occupational athletes. These injuries can absolutely affect routine activities as well as technique and ability to perform.
The most common hand and wrist injuries are either acute or chronic. They include traumatic injuries such as joint dislocations, ligament sprains, muscle strains, broken bones, and tendon inflammation. The most common fracture injuries are of the fingers. Overuse injuries include tendon inflammation and dislocation, nerve injury, and stress fractures.
Surgery may be necessary for ligament or muscle tears and fractures, but medication, splints, bracing, casts, or physical therapy may be the best treatment options.
Be sure to protect your hands and wrists since they are heavily involved in everyday activities as well as provide the finesse required for certain jobs or sports. Stretch, wear appropriate gear, take adequate breaks, use proper posture and technique, and utilize protective equipment. Keep yourself in the game!
See the attached article for more information about hand and wrist injury treatment and prevention options along with a chart describing several different types of common hand and wrist injuries: Wrist Injury Prevention
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