Sudden onset hand pain

Acute hand pain, which occurs suddenly can be from a direct impact injury or referred from fingers, wrist, forearm, shoulder or the neck with a burning or pins and needles pain. This type of pain can be associated with swelling and involve the bones, ligaments, tendons or muscles. Falling and landing can cause sudden onset hand pain and is common in sports.

  • Metacarpal Fracture

    Metacarpal Fracture

    The metacarpal bones are the five long bones in the hand. Any of these bones can be broken or fractured but the 1st metacarpal under the base of the thumb is the most commonly injured.

  • Rolando Fracture

    Rolando Fracture

    A Rolando Fracture is a fracture to the base of the 1st metacarpal where it joins the carpal bones between the thumb and the wrist. This is similar to the Bennett fracture, although a little more complex to treat.

  • Handlebar Palsy

    Handlebar Palsy

    Handlebar palsy is a name given to a condition suffered by cyclists. The symptoms are caused by compression of the ulnar nerve at the wrist against the handlebar.

  • Bruised Hand

    Bruised Hand

    A bruised hand, also known as a hand contusion occurs due to a direct trauma of the hand, resulting in bleeding and subsequent bruising. Impacts and crush injuries are the most common causes.

  • Hand & Finger Injuries

    Injuries to the hand and fingers are common in sports and must be taken seriously.  Injuries in this area can be very debilitating and if treated incorrectly they can have long term consequences in terms of hand and finger function.