When you suffer from chronic neck or back pain, spine surgery is something you’ll need to consider to get relief. At Texas Orthopaedic Associates in Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Plano, and Weatherford, Texas, the skilled team of orthopaedic surgeons includes fellowship-trained spine surgeons who use the most advanced tools and techniques when performing spine surgery. Though surgery is rarely the first treatment for back or neck pain, knowing your options is important. Call Texas Orthopaedic Associates today or schedule an appointment with the spine surgeon online.
HAND PAIN Q&A
Why does my hand hurt?
The hand is one of the most complex, sensitive, and nimble parts of your body. The intricate organization of muscles, ligaments, nerves, and bones allows for a wide range of dexterity and movement. Damage to any one of these structures can cause symptoms like pain, numbness, or tingling in your hand.
What are common causes of hand pain?
The team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, treats the full spectrum of medical conditions that affect the hand. Common causes of hand pain include:
- Trigger finger
- Ligament injury
- Nerve irritation
- Ganglion cysts
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Broken bones in the hand
Many of these conditions, such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, develop slowly and become progressively worse over time. It’s important to schedule an appointment at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, any time you have hand pain that doesn’t improve with simple treatments such as rest and ice.
What is the process for diagnosing and treating hand pain?
First, your hand and wrist specialist at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, performs a thorough physical exam and reviews your symptoms and medical history. They evaluate the appearance, mobility, and strength of your hand to understand the root cause of your pain.
They may also take diagnostic imaging tests, such as an in-office X-ray or ultrasound, to look for signs of damage to the bones and soft tissues of your hand.
Once they accurately diagnose your condition, your expert physician at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, develops a personalized treatment plan. Depending on your unique needs, treatment for hand pain may include:
- Rest from activities that cause pain
- Icing or applying heat to the hand
- Wearing a hand splint or brace
- Steroid injections
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
The team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, begins treatment for hand pain with the most conservative, nonsurgical methods available whenever possible. However, if your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with treatment, they may recommend surgery.
The highly trained hand and wrist specialists at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, help you decide if surgery is the right option for you. Call your nearest clinic or schedule an appointment online to alleviate your hand pain today.