Hand Sprains & Strains
Hand sprains and strains are common injuries to muscles, tendons, and ligaments that can prevent you from enjoying your favorite activities. They can occur while playing sports or performing everyday tasks, such as typing or cooking.
Orthopedic surgeons at NYU Langone specialize in diagnosing and managing hand injuries and preventing further complications. Our specialists collaborate with occupational therapists who specialize in hand therapy to help you recover as quickly as possible. If the injury requires surgery, our hand surgeons can determine which procedure best suits your needs.
Treatment for Hand Sprains and Strains
Treatment may include immobilization, activity restriction, the use of heat or ice, corticosteroid injections, occupational therapy, and, sometimes, surgery.
Immobilization & Activity Modification for Hand Sprains & StrainsMany hand sprains and strains heal best by immobilizing the affected area and modifying your daily activities.
Therapeutic Injections for Hand Sprains & StrainsOur doctors may recommend corticosteroid injections to ease persistent pain from a hand sprain or strain.
Occupational Therapy for Hand Sprains & StrainsOccupational therapists help you rebuild strength and flexibility after a hand sprain or strain.
Surgery for Hand Sprains & StrainsOur surgeons sometimes perform procedures to repair severe hand sprains and strains.
Our Research and Education in Hand Sprains and Strains
Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.