The hand is composed of many small bones called carpals, metacarpals and phalanges The two bones of the lower arm, the radius and the ulna, join with the carpal bones at the hand to form the wrist joint. Nerves are run the length of your arm to transmit signals to and from the brain to create movement and sensation. The major nerves that supply your hand are the median and ulnar nerves.
Sporting and kitchen accidents are a major cause of acute hand trauma. However problems with hand function and pain can also develop over time and eventually interfere with daily life. These problems include difficulty in movement, lack of strength, lack of coordination and pain or numbness.
Your physiotherapist will explain your injury and what they can do to help you.