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Hand Sprain Treatment

When ligaments in the hand or wrists are stretched or torn, a painful sprain has occurred. This can result in swelling, discomfort and loss of function in the hand, requiring treatment for recovery. Our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute understands how painful a hand or wrist sprain can be for our patients. We offer extensive options for treatment to offer relief from the pain and give our patients a quick road to recovery for their wrist or hand sprain.

One of the most common ways a hand or wrist is sprained is due to a fall. Referred to as a FOOSH (fallen on outstretched hand) injury, this can cause extreme impact to the hand and wrist, tearing ligaments. The common symptoms of a hand or wrist sprain can include:

  • Swelling
  • Tearing or popping sound during injury
  • Pain
  • Lack of motion
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness and stiffness

Minor sprains can be treated with stabilization, rest and ice; however, more serious sprains may need treatment and rehabilitation therapy.

Effective Rehab for Sprained Wrists

It is more common to sprain the wrist than the hand, and it is more likely to need rehabilitation. There are several ligaments in the wrist that can be injured, causing pain and dysfunction in both the hand and wrist. Our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute can carefully examine and evaluate the sprain and determine the best rehabilitation and treatment plan to give our patient pain relief and improved function. Some treatment options we offer for sprained wrists include:

  • Pain medication management
  • Injection therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Heat therapy

It is always our goal to avoid the need for surgery if possible, using a conservative approach to treating injuries. If you have a sprained hand or wrist that is causing extreme pain or mobility issues, contact Allied Pain & Spine Institute today and schedule an appointment to see one of our physicians. We offer comprehensive care for injury treatment and rehabilitation at our clinic in San Jose.

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