A hand injury refers to problems caused by damage to any part of the hand, including the ligaments, bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and nerves. At Dignity Health, our orthopedic specialists provide solutions designed to ease pain and increase mobility. If you have a hand condition or injury in the Bay Area, Find a Doctor online or call (888) 899-1113 to request a doctor referral.
Typical hand conditions and injuries we treat include:
- Arthritis of the thumb or finger
- Broken finger
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain’s syndrome
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Ganglion cyst
- Hand fracture
- Trigger finger or thumb
Common Hand Condition & Injury Symptoms
Depending on the specific injury or condition, your signs and symptoms will vary. The most common symptom of a hand problem is pain. Hand pain can range from dull to severe and may be temporary (acute) or ongoing (chronic). In some cases, pain will worsen with activity. In others, it may improve with activity.
Other symptoms of hand conditions and injuries include:
- Weak grip
Causes of Common Hand Conditions & Injuries
Causes of common hand conditions and injuries can include:
Treating Hand Conditions & Injuries with Expertise
At Dignity Health, your doctor will develop a treatment plan that is personalized to your specific condition or injury. Many hand injuries respond well to rest, ice, splinting, or anti-inflammatory medicines. In some cases, your doctor may recommend corticosteroid shots or surgery.
Your doctor also may recommend occupational therapy or physical therapy. These therapies are important tools for recovery that can help you regain hand strength and flexibility. Dignity Health offers physical therapy, rehabilitation, and sports medicine at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, and Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz. Reach out to us today for the personal care you deserve.
Dignity Health offers treatment, including corticosteroid shots, surgery, and physical therapy, for hand conditions and injuries in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.