Hand Contusion Overview
What is a hand contusion?
A person with a hand contusion has a bruise to the soft tissues of the hand. A bruise is a collection of blood beneath the skin, caused by blood vessels that have broken at the time of an injury. A contusion may be caused by a blow to the hand, a sprain or a fracture.
What are the symptoms of a hand contusion?
Symptoms of a hand contusion include hand pain, hand swelling, hand tenderness, and hand bruising.
How does the doctor treat a hand contusion?
Treatment of a hand contusion includes rest, elevation, cold compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. See hand injury treatment for more information.
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