Hand and Wrist Injuries
Your hands are made up of a series of incredibly complex
bones, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels. The hand
contains nineteen individual bones and the wrist is
comprised of eight additional small bones called carpals.
In addition, your hand is connected to your forearm where nine tendons
plus the median nerve collectively channel through an
opening in the wrist called the carpal tunnel.
There are many sources of hand injuries including those
caused by accident or repetitive jobs such as assembly line
work, data entry, etc.. Hand injuries can result from a
variety of conditions and are common in the workplace.
Determining the cause of your hand or wrist problem depends
on the symptoms you are experiencing. Many types of hand or
wrist injuries can be treated without surgery, however
advanced cases may require a surgical procedure.
According to the National Institute of Health, "women are
three times more likely to have carpal tunnel syndrome than
Hand and Wrist Injury Symptoms
Tingling or numbness in the hand or wrist. (This is
especially common at the end of the day after exposing
your hands to repetitive tasks)
Sharp pain extending through the wrist and arm
Weakness or reduced control in your grip or the
inability to hold things properly
Frequent or continuous pain in the forearm or wrist
Common Types of Hand and Wrist
If you have been injured at work or are
experiencing pain and discomfort in your hands or wrist you
should seek professional medical advice as soon as possible.
In addition, you may have the
right to receive compensation for injuries which are
sustained as the result of trauma or stress related
injuries to the hand!
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