When pain in your hands and wrists interrupts your life, it’s time to get help from a hand specialist. While a quick internet search can unveil a host of possible causes, the only way to get an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment is to find a doctor who specializes in the hand who has the ability to test, diagnose and treat the many conditions that can be causing pain.
Fighting through pain may seem valiant; however, letting some conditions go without treatment can lead to a progressively more severe situation. Trigger Finger, for example, a condition in which inflammation narrows the space within the sheath that surrounds the tendon in your finger, can start with the finger snapping when bent or straightened. If trigger finger worsens, your finger can become locked in a bent position or even cause internal damage. Depending on the severity of your case, a hand specialist may recommend non-surgical treatments or an outpatient surgery.
Other conditions, like Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel and Ganglion Cysts can cause numbness in the hands, which can make everyday tasks difficult and even dangerous. The numbness and pain can affect your sleep, work and life in general. Visiting a hand specialist can get you on the road to recovery and prevent other injuries caused by the degeneration of the hand’s function.
If you’ve sustained an injury to your hand or wrist, it’s also imperative to seek the help of a specialized hand and wrist doctor. Injuries can involve bones, tendons and nerves. If the proper treatment is not sought, the injury can heal improperly, limiting the function of your hand or wrist permanently.
Your hands are a vital tool. If you’ve sustained an injury to your hand or wrist or are concerned about pain, numbness, limited range of motion or any other issues, please reach out to us. We’re here to ensure the best possible outcome.
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