Hand fractures can occur in the small bones of the fingers (phalanges) or the long bones (metacarpals). The distal radius bone near the wrist in the forearm is susceptible to fracture. Fractures can result from a twisting injury, a crushing injury, or direct contact in sports. Hand fracture symptoms include swelling, tenderness, deformity, inability to move the finger(s), shortened finger(s), and depressed knuckle(s). Wrist fracture symptoms include immediate pain, tenderness, bruising, swelling, and possible deformity.