Our hands are an integral part of our daily routine. We use them to cook, eat, write, drive, and more. When pain or injury occurs to our hands, it can be difficult or painful to complete everyday tasks. In order to best determine the source of your hand pain, visiting an expert, such as a hand surgeon, is critical.
Hands are made up of many pieces of tissue that when working together make the function of the hand possible. Hand surgeons have been expertly trained in conditions of the hand, wrist, and forearm, making them knowledgeable in all the inter-workings of the hand. In many cases, hand surgeons are able to diagnose and treat conditions of the hand with non-invasive or minimally-invasive measures. However, hand surgeons are highly trained in surgery and will operate in necessary cases.
When to Visit a Hand Surgeon
If you have been experiencing hand pain, a visit to a hand surgeon may be warranted. Although in certain cases hand pain may dissipate on its own in time, often a visit to an orthopedic hand surgeon is recommended if you are experiencing any of the symptoms below:
- Pain in the fingers
- Pain, tingling, or numbness affecting the hand or wrist
- Difficulty opening or closing fingers
- An injury to the hand or wrist, such as a break or sprain
Additionally, if you are experiencing any upper-extremity related concerns, we suggest scheduling an appointment with a qualified hand specialist.
Conditions Treated by Hand Surgeons
Hand surgeons treat many hand-related conditions, such as the following:
- Wrist arthroscopy
- Ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction
- Wrist pain
- Sports injuries to the hand and wrist
- Cuts on fingers and hands
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hand and wrist fractures and dislocations
Because hand surgeons have been extensively trained in hand surgery and hand related conditions, it is best to visit a specialist when you believe you may be suffering from an above condition. Our hands are one of our biggest assets and should be treated as such.
At South Shore Orthopedics, we use advanced imaging techniques to diagnose, treat, and ultimately eliminate pain associated with conditions of the hand. We believe in providing patients with the most effective, minimally invasive treatments in order to optimize recovery time and regain full functionality in the hand an affected upper-extremities. To learn more about our services, we invite you to explore our website and schedule an appointment with our office today.