Valdosta Orthopedic Associates
Spine & Sports Medicine & Orthopedics located in Valdosta, GA
Hand pain can quickly grow serious enough to cause problems, but with help from Valdosta Orthopedic Associates, you can end those frustrating issues now. The talented team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons employs cutting-edge medical interventions to diagnose and resolve your hand pain in their Valdosta, Georgia, office. Schedule your consultation by phone or book online today.
Hand Pain Q & A
What causes hand pain?
Your hand has many moving parts, and pain may originate in any of them. The most common reasons for hand pain are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Trigger finger
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Ganglion cysts
In some conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, you might have pain in other areas, including your wrist and even your forearm as well.
When do I need to see a doctor for hand pain?
If you have persistent hand pain, see the Valdosta Orthopedic Associates team for a thorough evaluation as soon as possible. Hand pain isn't normal, but it's often a very treatable problem if you reach out for help.
It's vital to pay attention to hand pain if you have accompanying symptoms such as numbness, tingling, burning, or coldness in your hand, wrist, or arm.
How do you determine the cause of hand pain?
The team examines your hand as they review your medical history and symptoms. They typically verify the source of your hand pain using on-site equipment, including X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nerve conduction testing.
What is the treatment for hand pain?
Hand pain treatment may include:
Hand pain treatment generally starts with conservative care, which may include lifestyle changes. For example, if repetitive movements cause your hand pain, the Valdosta Orthopedic Associates team may recommend adjusting your hand position with ergonomic equipment at work.
Other conservative care can include oral medication, ice packs, physical therapy, bracing, and other noninvasive options.
Steroid injections can help with some types of hand pain, particularly those related to serious inflammation. Injections can ease your pain for as long as a few months.
Usually, injections are just one part of a treatment plan, as they're for pain relief rather than healing.
For hand pain caused by disease or other structural damage, your surgeon might recommend a minimally invasive procedure like arthroscopic surgery.
During surgery, your doctor can remove loose cartilage, resurface damaged bone, repair ligaments, and correct other types of damage as needed.
The Valdosta Orthopedic Associates team can review the treatment options to help you choose the best hand pain solution.
If you have hand pain, Valdosta Orthopedic Associates is ready to help. Book an appointment online or call the office today.
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