Hand Injuries & Conditions

man wrapping up injured hand

Made up of 27 bones, 27 joints, 34 muscles, and over 100 ligaments and tendons, the hand is a very intricate – and oftentimes delicate – extremity of the human body. Because of this, hand injuries are relatively common and can result from a wide variety causes including falls, cuts, burns, animal bites, overuse, infection, and more. Some hand injuries and conditions can be treated or managed at home, while others require a doctor to properly tend to. Because of the ranging severity of hand injuries and conditions, it’s important to have access to proper information on each condition so you can seek the best treatment possible.

Below are some of the most common hand injuries and conditions we see at The Hand and Wrist Institute. For more details and information on each condition – including causes, symptoms, when to see a doctor, and surgical and non-surgical treatment options – please visit the links below.

Additionally, if you need assistance determining your potential condition, our free Where Does it Hurt?® interactive tool can help. The tool will ask you to select your symptoms and, in return, will provide potential conditions you may be experiencing. This tool is not intended to be used as a diagnostic measure. To get an official diagnosis and a treatment plan, please make an appointment with Dr. Knight at The Hand and Wrist Institute‘s Dallas or Southlake office. Appointments can be scheduled online or over the phone.