• Severe pain that tends to increase during gripping or squeezing
• 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.