Humans are made up of different types of tissue. In the hand in particular, a wide variety of tissue types such as nerves, tendons, bones, muscles, fatty and connective tissue lie together in a very confined space. The soft tissue colloquially describes the various connective, fatty and muscular tissues – including small blood vessels and nerves.
Injuries to the soft tissue of the hand are usually caused by crush injuries or burns. The most common pathological changes, on the other hand, include tumors (ganglions), i.e. mostly benign, very rarely malignant tissue neoplasms including cysts.
In general, swelling, bruising and loss of strength occur symptomatically with injuries and diseases of the soft tissue in the hand. Clarification by a specialist is always obligatory.