A hand injury is a harm to any of the various components that make up your hand, including nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones. Natural wear and tear, overuse, and inflammation can cause a hand injury or condition.
If you need expert care for a hand injury in California, turn to our distinguished orthopedic programs. From non-invasive hand surgery to arthritis management, Upper Extremity Specialists offers various treatment strategies to La Jolla hand injuries to enhance the use of your hands.
Symptoms of hand injuries
Pain in your fingers, wrist, or hand is typically the initial sign of a hand injury or condition. You might feel brief pain that ceases with self-treatment or might have pain that does not appear to go away.
Other symptoms of an injured hand include:
- Difficulty grasping and weak grip
It is common for symptoms of pain to get worse when you move your hand, or you might notice that loosening up or moving the hand relieves stiffness and pain. Orthopedic specialists at Upper Extremity Specialists are experienced in treating both chronic and acute forms of hand pain.
Diagnosing hand injuries
Our team of specialists at Upper Extremity Specialists provides thorough examinations to establish the condition or injury that causes your pain. They speak to you about how your hand got injured and your symptoms.
They feel your tendons, muscles, and bones to check for signs of abnormality and inflammation. Your physician might also request you to extend and flex your fingers or pick up small objects. If required, the doctor can order nerve conduction studies, MRIs, or X-rays to confirm their diagnosis or the specific location of the injury.
Treating hand injuries
Our team at Upper Extremity Specialists provides individualized treatment plans, including operative and non-operative treatments for all types of hand injuries and conditions. Usually, the specialists try non-operative therapies first. They can recommend:
- Anti-inflammatory injections
- Physical therapy
Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in the surgical treatment of hand injuries if you require an operation. They are precise and careful surgeons who can restore small and fragile structures in your hands.
Your goal of treatment will always guide your plan of care, so your doctor will consider your examination results and medical history before assisting you in choosing a customized treatment plan.
After a diagnosis, you can rely on our orthopedic specialists to provide treatment for common hand conditions and injuries, including:
- Trigger finger or thumb
- Ganglion cyst
- Broken finger and hand fracture
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Arthritis of the finger or thumb
Fortunately, most hand injuries are treated with at-home treatments, splinting, anti-inflammatory medicine, and physical therapy. If advanced treatment is required to treat your hand injury, trust the expertise of our orthopedists at Upper Extremity Specialists for high-quality hand injury treatment.
If you have a chronic or acute hand injury or pain from a recurring strain injury, call Upper Extremity Specialists of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group; schedule an appointment online today for a customized and expert orthopedic treatment. Our team is dedicated to assisting people to heal hand injuries and conditions in La Jolla, CA.