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Our Approach to Treating

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.

Our Research and Education in Hand Sprains and Strains

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.