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Hand injuries can involve damage to any part of the hand — bones, ligaments, joints, muscles, tendons, or nerves.
If you have a hand injury, Dignity Health Southern California has board-certified doctors, therapists, and nurses who are ready to help. If you need hand surgery, our surgeons are trained in the latest minimally invasive techniques. Find a Doctor who treats hand injuries in Southern California at one of our local hospitals.
At Dignity Health Southern California, we treat a range of hand conditions, including:
Hand conditions have several common causes, but age is an overall risk factor for developing one. Repetitive motions of the hand and wrist can lead to overuse injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Broken fingers and hand fractures are usually caused by trauma. Certain health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can severely damage finger joints. Sometimes doctors don’t know what causes these conditions, as is the case for Dupuytren’s contracture.
Symptoms of hand conditions depend on the specific injury or problem. Sometimes rest improves symptoms, other times it makes them worse until the hand loosens up. Common symptoms include:
Many hand conditions respond well to anti-inflammatory medicines, splinting, ice, or rest. Sometimes, our doctors recommend surgery or corticosteroid shots. Your doctor will work with you to improve your hand strength, flexibility, and function after your injury. This may include occupational therapy, physical therapy, or both. Whatever your treatment, trust our doctors to provide personalized care.