Commonly occurred when people try to catch themselves during a fall and land hard on an outstretched hand it is important to treat is quickly.
Otherwise, the bones may not heal in proper alignment, affecting ability to perform everyday activities. Early treatment will also help minimize pain and stiffness.
Signs and symptoms of a broken wrist or broken hand:
• Severe pain that tends to increase during gripping or squeezing
• Swelling
• Tenderness
• Bruising
• Obvious deformity, such as a bent wrist or crooked finger
• Stiffness or inability to move your fingers or thumb
• Numbness in your hand
If you think you may have a broken wrist or hand, see a doctor immediately, especially if you have numbness, swelling or trouble moving your fingers. A delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to poor healing, decreased range of motion and decreased grip strength.