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Common Broken Hand Symptoms

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Injuries to our hands happen, and sometimes they are more severe than others. While most minor hand injuries, such as bruises or sprains, can heal on their own with time, significant injuries such as broken bones require care from a doctor or specialist to heal correctly and not leave any long-lasting and unwanted effects. If you’ve recently injured your hand in a sporting event or other type of incident, here are some broken hand symptoms which you can run through to help determine whether you should seek professional treatment. More often than not, you should.

A Closer Look at Broken Hand Symptoms

When most people injure their hands, the severity of the injury can seem fairly obvious. However, no two injuries are ever the same. If you feel any of the following symptoms, especially after an accident, it is advised that you seek medical care as soon as possible.

The most common broken hand symptoms are:

  • Swelling, bruising, or pain
  • Misalignment of the fingers
  • Weakness of the hand
  • Inability to grasp objects
  • Reduced range of motion of the fingers

At-Home Remedies

While at-home remedies may be sufficient for a day or two after a hand injury, if pain or swelling still exists and has shown no signs of subsiding, you may be experiencing broken hand symptoms, and it is recommended that you visit a doctor or specialist as soon as possible to prevent long-term damage.

Medical Treatment

Hands are intricate parts of the body. The hand is composed of 27 bones, including those in the wrist. Because of this, medical procedures to examine a broken hand can be fairly complex and time-consuming. A medical procedure follows a relatively standard format. Once the issue has been identified, we can plan a customized treatment for you.

If you’ve recently injured your hand, or if you are feeling any of the broken hand symptoms listed above, contact our doctor immediately. Arora Hand Surgery has offices located in Howell, West Bloomfield, Warren, and Macomb Township.  Contact us today to book an appointment for professional treatment.

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Broken Hand Symptoms

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There are 27 small bones in the hand. If there is a small break or fracture in one of these bones, then it can be extremely difficult and painful to use your hand. Since we rely on our hands to perform almost every task, you do not want to lose the use of a hand for too long because of a broken bone. The best way to ensure that you can quickly restore functionality to your hand is by seeking immediate treatment any time you believe that you may have a broken hand. There are some key broken hand symptoms that can indicate that you should visit our specialist as soon as possible.

There is absolutely no reason to avoid proper treatment for a broken hand because it should be very easy to notice that there is something seriously wrong with it. It usually takes an acute injury to break a bone in your hand. Some of the most common causes of broken hands are falls, sports injuries and accidentally crushing your hand. All these injuries will instantly cause pain, so they should be impossible to ignore.

In addition to the injury itself, the distinct broken hand symptoms also make it extremely easy to diagnose. A broken hand will cause you to experience swelling, bruising and intense pain. These symptoms will make it extremely difficult to move your fingers or grasp an object. In addition, the overall weakness in your broken hand will greatly limit your ability to perform normal tasks.

If you are struggling to use your hand after an accident or injury, then you need to get the hand checked out by our specialist as soon as possible. Permanent damage to your hand is the last thing you want to happen because you did not seek medical treatment. Once you arrive for your appointment, you will get an X-ray of your hand. This will allow our doctor to diagnose the problem and figure out the best treatment. Our specialist may also ask questions about the injury and feel your hand for a more accurate diagnosis.

Most broken hands will be treated with a splint to stabilize and immobilize the hand. The splint will remain on your hand until the broken bones are able to fully heal. Broken hands are known to throb at night, so you will be given pain medication to make it easier to sleep. You will also want to keep the broken hand elevated as much as possible while recovering. This will help reduce your pain and swelling.

Since every injury is different, it is hard to know exactly how long it will take to recover from your broken hand. If you follow all of our doctor’s instructions, then you should have a smooth recovery. Once the broken bones have fully healed, you will regain most, if not all, of the functionality in your hand.

If you are experiencing some of the more characteristic broken hand symptoms, you should seek medical care as soon as possible from our trusted specialist at Arora Hand Surgery in Warren, Howell, West Bloomfield, and Macomb. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and discuss your broken hand symptoms with Dr. Arora.

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Dr. Aroras office from my first call to schedule my appointment was friendly. Walking in the first day, I felt like I was in a nice atmosphere. Dr. Arora was EXCELLENT in taking great care of my hand injury. He was gentle and very understanding to the concerns I had about my hand. His expertise was admirable and I would recommend anyone with an injury to their hand to his office to be under his care. Because of him, I have healed faster than expected and will make an 100% recovery! Thank you Dr.

Jackie S.

I first thought I was going to have to have painful injections or surgery, but Dr. Arora suggested physical therapy may do the trick. I was doubtful, but I agreed to do it. Now, my pain is gone, and with the help of an ergonomic keyboard at work to keep my hands in the correct position, I am virtually pain free. The therapy strengthened my wrists and shoulders, and built more flexibility into my wrists.

Jerry T.

My experience with this doctor was positive from the outset. Dr. Arora was kind and spent a great deal of time with me. Staff was friendly. The office was nice and bright.

Ariel G.

Very friendly and helpful Great staff!!! Doctor Arora was very professional and did great work. I was very happy with everything!

L B.