It’s always a scary moment when you think you may have broken your hand. The good news is that most hand fractures are not too serious and can be treated successfully with some simple measures. In this blog post, we will discuss the 3 most common signs that your hand is broken, as well as what to do about it. We will also provide some tips on how to prevent hand fractures from happening in the first place!
One of the most common signs that you have broken your hand is severe pain. If you are unable to move your hand or fingers due to the pain, this is a clear sign that something is wrong. It’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible so that your hand can be properly examined and treated.
Another common sign of a broken hand is swelling and bruising. This is usually an indication that there is some internal bleeding happening. If you see any swelling or bruising, it’s important to seek medical attention right away so that the cause can be determined and proper treatment can be given.
If you have difficulty moving your hand or fingers, this is another sign that you may have broken your hand. This is often due to the fact that the bones are not aligned properly and are putting pressure on the nerves and muscles. If you have difficulty moving your hand or fingers, it’s important to seek medical attention so that your hand can be examined and treated properly.
If you think you may have broken your hand, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Once your hand has been examined, it will be determined whether or not you actually have a fracture. If you do have a fracture, the next step is to get it treated.
There are a few different options for treating a hand fracture. The most common treatment is to wear a splint or cast, which will immobilize the hand and allow it to heal properly. Surgery is sometimes necessary for more serious fractures. In most cases, however, surgery is not needed and the hand will heal just fine with some simple measures.
There are a few things you can do to help prevent hand fractures from happening in the first place. One of the most important things is to make sure you’re using proper form when lifting weights or doing other activities that put stress on your hands. It’s also important to wear gloves when doing activities that could put your hands at risk, such as gardening or biking.
If you have a history of hand fractures, there are some things you can do to help prevent them from happening again. One of the most important things is to make sure you’re getting enough calcium and vitamin D. These nutrients are essential for strong bones! You can get calcium and vitamin D through food, supplements, or both.
If you think you may have broken your hand, don’t wait to seek medical attention! The sooner you’re seen by a doctor, the better. And remember, there are things you can do to help prevent hand fractures from happening in the first place. With a little bit of effort, you can keep your hands healthy and strong!
Dr. Chen sees patients at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Center for Sports Medicine in Walnut Creek, California. He is a board-certified Pediatrician and Sports Medicine Doctor that specializes in the non-operative medical treatment of a wide variety of various musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Chen graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine and went on to complete Pediatric residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey (Rutgers), then went on to fellowship training in Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the perennially top ranked children’s hospitals in the nation. There he provided sideline coverage for NCAA Division I athletics at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University (OH). Since graduating, Dr. Chen has continued his love of sports coverage by volunteering for the San Francisco Marathon, the San Francisco Giant Race, and as the team physician for Northgate High School in Walnut Creek. Being a part of The Center for Sports Medicine allows Dr. Chen quick access to a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, physiatrists, and physical therapists to return you to your highest functional level quickly and safely. Click here to contact us for your next appointment!