Hand & Foot Injury

When your hand or foot is injured or develops chronic pain, everyday tasks can become difficult or impossible. Hand and foot injuries are common sports injuries, on-the-job injuries and home injuries.

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:

Common foot injuries:

Symptoms

  • 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
  • Fever

Treatment

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.

The Most Common Injuries

Injuries disrupt life. Significant injuries can happen without warning at work, at home or while playing sports.

If you’re hurt on the job, it’s important to report it to your employer right away, and to seek treatment as soon as possible.

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At Go To Ortho, we understand that a sports injury doesn’t just interrupt the game, it interrupts your life.

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Falls are the number one cause of home injuries in the U.S.

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