Your hands and wrists are among the most used parts of your body. Thus, when you experience hand or wrist pain, it can interfere with your daily routines. Whatever activity you do, your hands and wrists are important to your everyday functioning. If you suffer an injury to your hand or wrist and you wish to file an injury claim, you must see a wisconsin personal injury doctor to treat your condition and document your injury. You may experience pain in your hand and wrists because of different reasons including acute injuries, painful hand and wrist disorders, and overuse injuries. Your doctor can come up with any of the following diagnoses when evaluating your condition:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This type of injury can cause pain in both your hand and wrist. It can lead to pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling in your hand. Repetitive movements can lead to your hand tissues becoming inflamed and putting pressure on your median nerve. If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you may feel tingling and numbness in all your fingers except the little finger because it is controlled by a different nerve.
This painful condition mainly impacts the thumb and ring finger. It occurs when the tendons that connect to your finger bones are inflamed. This can lead to pain and stiffness. When your thumb or ring finger is moved repeatedly, your fingers can be bent in a position and makes it painful to straighten them.
Usually, tendonitis happens in various tendons that support your wrist and its movements. Your wrist can bend forward and backward, help your fingers move, and make your wrist rotate. If you have wrist tendonitis, you may feel pain and discomfort after you repeatedly bend your wrist backward and forward.
Ligaments offer stability and balance in your wrist joint. When they are injured, you may experience pain, bruising, swelling, and discoloration in your hand. A torn ligament near the wrist can impact your joint’s alignment.
Your doctor will recommend treatment for your hand or wrist injury depending on your diagnosis. Prompt and proper treatment is vital to arguing a successful injury claim. If you have a mild hand or wrist injury, your doctor may recommend resting, putting ice on the affected area, or wearing a brace to stabilize the wrist and offer more support during specific movements your work may require.
For serious hand and wrist injuries, you may require minimally invasive options to relieve your pain such as bracing the affected hand and wrist. Also, your doctor may recommend steroid injections to manage pain and minimize inflammation.