Hand and Foot Injury
OSHA estimates more than 110,000 foot and nearly 320,000 hand and finger injuries occur annually; nearly 30 percent of all workplace injuries in the U.S. These are common injuries because we use our our hands and feet to do most everything. Which makes these injuries especially disruptive to getting on with your everyday life.
Common hand injuries:
- Cut hand
- Cut finger
- Hand sprain
- Hand fracture
- Crushing injury
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Common foot injuries:
- Cut foot
- Foot strain
- Foot fracture
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Turf toe
- Heel spurs
- Broken skin and bleeding
- Pain and swelling in the injured area
- Limb or joint looks odd, in a strange shape or out of its normal position
- Numbness, tingling or pins-and-needles feeling
- Pale, white, blue or cold skin on the injured limb
- Not being able to move the limb normally because of weakness (not just pain)
- Cannot bear weight
- Joint wobbles or feels unstable
- Warmth and redness
- Red streaks leading from the injured area
Mild hand or foot injuries will heal with treatment, while more severe injuries may require surgery. Go To Ortho can care for most any injury that is not life threatening. And, if your injury requires surgery, one of our surgeons (or affiliated surgeons) can perform the surgery at any one of a number of area hospitals.
If your hand or foot has been cut, you may need stitches. Go To Ortho provides immediate stitches at your walk-in appointment.
“My son broke his toe, but I couldn’t get him in to his pediatrician for over a week. I brought him to the Go To Ortho clinic, where we were welcomed by the friendly staff and he was taken to X-ray right away.
He was then seen by Alex Christy who took excellent care examining his broken toe and placed a splint and a boot for him. We were given thorough instructions and all of our questions were answered. We were in and out in 30 minutes.
From beginning to end the staff were professional, friendly and courteous. I’m so thankful we have a facility such as this in our community. Please pass on a huge thank you to the staff at the Go To Ortho clinic!”
–Jen Tyson Jolicoeur, Facebook Review
The Most Common Injuries
Injuries disrupt life. Significant injuries can happen without warning at work, at home or while playing sports.