Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment of Bruising Hand & Wrist

Bruising on the hand and wrist can occur due to various common causes and related conditions

Common Causes of Bruising and Wrist

  1. Trauma or Injury: Accidental impacts, falls, or bumping the hand or wrist against objects can lead to bruising. This is often the most common cause.
  2. Fractures: A broken bone in the hand or wrist can cause significant bruising due to damage to blood vessels around the fracture site.
  3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This condition, characterized by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist, can lead to hand and wrist pain and sometimes bruising.
  4. Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI): Conditions like tendinitis or tenosynovitis, often associated with overuse or repetitive movements, can cause pain and occasionally bruising in the affected hand or wrist.
  5. Arthritis: Inflammatory joint conditions like rheumatoid arthritis can lead to joint inflammation and possible bruising.
  6. Blood Disorders: Conditions like thrombocytopenia or hemophilia can affect blood clotting and lead to spontaneous bruising.
  7. Medications: Certain medications, such as blood thinners or antiplatelet drugs, can increase the risk of bruising.
  8. Vasculitis: Inflammatory blood vessel disorders can cause blood vessel damage, leading to bruising.
  9. Infections: Infections or abscesses in the hand or wrist can lead to localized swelling and bruising.
  10. Underlying Health Conditions: Systemic conditions like liver disease or clotting disorders can increase the risk of bruising throughout the body, including the hands and wrists.

Bruising Hand & Wrist
Evaluation of bruising on the hand and wrist may involve a physical examination, imaging studies, and blood tests to determine the underlying cause. Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital offers comprehensive assessments and treatment plans tailored to the specific condition or injury, ensuring appropriate care and management to promote healing and recovery.

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