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Hand Pain

What Hurts?


Hand pain can significantly impact daily activities and diminish overall quality of life. In the realm of orthopedics, understanding the intricacies of hand pain, seeking professional evaluation, and exploring effective treatments are essential steps toward regaining comfort and functionality.

Orthopedic-related hand pain involves a variety of conditions affecting bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. From acute injuries to chronic issues, orthopedic specialists are dedicated to diagnosing and addressing hand pain to restore optimal function and alleviate discomfort.

Conditions that Cause Hand Pain

Hand pain may be attributed to various orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Fractures or Dislocations
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes

Why You Should Get a Medical Evaluation

Seeking a medical evaluation for hand pain is crucial for several reasons:p>

  • Accurate Diagnosis: Professional assessment helps identify the specific cause of hand pain, allowing for targeted treatment.
  • Tailored Treatment Plans: A medical evaluation ensures a personalized approach, addressing your unique condition and needs.
  • Preventing Complications: Early intervention can prevent the progression of orthopedic issues and minimize potential complications.

How an Orthopedic Doctor May Treat Hand Pain

Orthopedic specialists employ various treatments for hand pain, including:

  • Medications: Prescribed pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Hand Therapy: Targeted exercises and stretches to improve strength and flexibility.
  • Bracing or Splinting: Supportive devices to stabilize the hand and prevent further injury.
  • Therapeutic Injections: Injections to reduce inflammation in and around the hand joints.
    • Corticosteroid Injections
    • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
    • Hyaluronic Acid Injections
    • Botox Injections
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Nerve Block Injections
    • Joint Lubricant Injections
    • Prolotherapy Injections
    • Cortisone Injections
    • Lidocaine Injections
    • Anti-Inflammatory Injections
    • Viscosupplementation Injections
    • Analgesic Injections
    • Botulinum Toxin Injections
    • Tenosynovitis Injections
  • Surgical Interventions: In cases of severe injuries or conditions, surgical procedures may be recommended, such as joint reconstruction, tendon repair, or release procedures.
    • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
    • Tendon Repair Surgery
    • Trigger Finger Release Surgery
    • Joint Fusion Surgery
    • Dupuytren's Contracture Release Surgery
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal Surgery
    • De Quervain's Release Surgery
    • Nerve Decompression Surgery
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Arthrodesis (Joint Fusion) Surgery
    • Joint Replacement Surgery
    • Soft Tissue Release Surgery
    • Cartilage Repair Surgery
    • Tenosynovectomy Surgery
    • Ligament Reconstruction Surgery
    • Synovectomy Surgery
    • External Fixation Surgery
    • Internal Fixation Surgery

Taking the First Step

If you're ready to take control of your back and spine pain, the first step is reaching out to our experienced team. Don't let pain limit your life any longer. Schedule a consultation, and let us work together to craft a plan that suits your unique needs and lifestyle.