When it comes to our wrists and hands, we often take them for granted. We use them every day without a second thought until something goes wrong. If you experience wrist or hand pain, it is important to seek treatment right away. Ignoring these injuries can lead to long-term damage and chronic pain.
There are pros and cons to ignoring wrist and hand injuries. On the one hand, if you ignore an injury, it may not heal properly and could cause long-term damage. On the other hand, if you seek treatment for a minor injury, you may end up taking time off work or missing out on important activities. Here are some of the key pros and cons to consider:
There are a few Pros of Ignoring Wrist and Hand Injuries. For one, if the injury is not serious, you may be able to continue playing or working until it heals on its own. Second, some people believe that ignoring an injury will make it go away faster. Lastly, many people feel that they can manage the pain on their own and do not need to see a doctor.
There are also several Cons of Ignoring Wrist and Hand Injuries. First, ignoring an injury will often cause it to become worse over time. Second, some people who ignore their injuries are more likely to develop long-term problems that interfere with their work or limit what they can do with their hands. Third, even recurring minor injuries can lead to chronic pain which will make you feel miserable every day.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible:
If an injury is left untreated, it can lead to long-term problems. The bone may not heal properly and could become misaligned. This can cause chronic pain, arthritis, or even disability. In some cases, an untreated fracture can lead to death. For example, if a bone punctures the skin, it can create an entry point for bacteria. This can lead to infection and sepsis, which can be fatal. It’s important to seek medical attention for any wrist or hand injury, no matter how minor it seems. Ignoring an injury can lead to serious complications that may be difficult or impossible to treat later on.
When you damage your wrist or hand, the first thing that you should do is to see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. However, some people ignore their injuries until it becomes too late.
Here are some reasons why ignoring hand or wrist injuries might make things worse:
Hand and wrist pain are often ignored by many of us as something that will go away on its own. And in most situations, it may; the majority of minor injuries can be treated simply by resting, icing, and waiting for recovery. But you should never ignore persistent, long-term pain.
In conclusion, it is important to seek medical attention for any wrist or hand injuries. Ignoring these injuries can lead to long-term damage and chronic pain. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with a doctor or healthcare professional.
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, including back injuries. 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!