Conditions affecting the hand can have a major impact on our life. We rely on our hands to perform many day-to-day activities, from work to leisure.
Injuries, diseases or pain can mean we are no longer able to do the things we have always done and this, in turn, can lead to frustration, anxiety and depression. If you rely on your hands for work – whether that is using a computer or working as a carpenter – loss of function can, potentially, lead to loss of income and a drop in living standards. Over time, the impact of this can be immense.