Hand Sprain Treatment in San Leandro
Strains and sprains are common soft tissue injuries. Strains affect tendons or muscles while sprains are injuries to ligaments. The wrists, hands and fingers contain many joints with ligaments that can be damaged or sprained. If you need wrist or hand sprain treatment in San Leandro, CA, come see us at Allied Pain & Spine Institute.
Ligaments are the connective tissues that hold bones together within joints. They support the joint, allowing it to bend and move while keeping the bones connected. When a joint in the hand or wrist is twisted or pulled in the wrong direction, the ligaments can be stretched or torn, causing a sprain. Sprains and strains of the wrist or hand often occur during sports or from landing on an outstretched hand. Mild sprains can heal on their own but more severe sprains may need medical treatment.
Symptoms of a severe wrist or hand sprain include:
- Tenderness and warm to the touch
- Pain that worsens with movement
- Popping or ripping sounds
Treatment for hand or wrist sprains can include physical therapy, wearing support devices and rest. Surgery is only needed if the ligaments are completely torn away from the bone and need repair.
Wrist and Hand Strains
Strains of the muscles or tendons in the hands or wrists have similar symptoms to sprains but they are different injuries. Swelling, pain and difficulty moving the injured hand, finger or wrist are common. Strains tend to heal quicker than sprains, but severe tendon or muscle tears may need medical treatment or therapy to restore function.
At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we offer rehabilitation for hand and wrist pain and injuries. If you have a sprain or strain injury, our medical team can provide an effective treatment plan to restore the strength and mobility of your hand or wrist.
If you have a severe hand/wrist sprain, contact our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. We can schedule a hand injury consultation at our medical center. Call our clinic in San Leandro, CA, to book your hand pain appointment.