The hands and wrists are susceptible to pain and injury at all stages in life. From performing minor repetitive tasks (like clicking a mouse) to suddenly stopping the force of the body during a fall, many activities can result in strains, sprains or fractures.
Injuries to fingers, hands and wrist are not uncommon in high-contact sports. A fracture is a break in the bone or supporting structures of the hand or wrist. A fracture can present as pain or stiffness in the hand, as well as loss of movement. Some fractures cause obvious deformity and will need immediate medical treatment to control pain, realign bones, immobilization and possibly surgery. After these steps are taken, and a period of healing has transpired, appropriate rehabilitation will be prescribed to restore function to the hand or wrist.