With 29 bones and 34 muscles, it is surprisingly complex to generate movement in the hand.
If you have ever experienced a hand injury, you will be reminded very quickly how much we use and need the movement of our hands.
Various hand injuries can occur at all ages and for various reasons. Children are susceptible to cuts and injuries from falls, whereas older adults are more likely to lose muscle strength and bone mass.
Many injuries can be minor and not cause significant impairment, but because the hands are so frequently used for everyday activities, it is important to recognize and treat any damage.