The hand and wrist are composed of bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons working together to allow for dexterity, stability and movement. Both parts are constantly used in day-to-day life, as well as sports, making hand and wrist injuries very common.
Common causes of a hand and wrist injury in Singapore include blunt trauma and accidents, which lead to fractures, sprains, dislocations and broken bones. For athletes who regularly engage in high-intensity sporting activities, their hand and wrist injuries are most likely due to overuse, over-exertion, accidents and poor form.
Hand and wrist injuries in Singapore may present with differing signs and symptoms, depending on the specific type and severity of the injury. Common signs and symptoms, however, include:
Some of the most common conditions affecting the hand and wrist are:
Aside from physical exams, orthopaedic surgeons may conduct the following tests to diagnose hand and wrist injuries:
This depends on the type and severity of the injury. For mild to moderate injuries, the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method is recommended, alongside over-the-counter pain relievers. Physiotherapy also plays a key role in strengthening the muscles and restoring movement and flexibility in these areas. For more severe injuries where conservative treatments prove to be insufficient, surgery may be deemed necessary.
The likelihood of sustaining hand and wrist injuries can be reduced by adopting the following tips:
The Bone and Joint Centre is well-equipped to treat wide range of hand and wrist conditions, including:
Considering that the hands and wrists are two of the body’s most used parts, any pain or problem that affects their function should be checked out by a doctor. For consultations, contact The Bone & Joint Centre – a Singapore orthopaedic clinic specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal problems, including hand and wrist conditions.
Our orthopaedic specialist is widely recognised in his field to skilfully diagnose & treat your injury or condition so you can emerge stronger and safely return to the activities you enjoy.
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