Our hands are an integral part of our daily lives, and any pain or discomfort in them can significantly impact our ability to perform even the simplest tasks.
Hand pain can result from various underlying medical/surgical conditions. For this reason, it is essential to identify the cause of the underlying pain and in turn to seek timely medical attention to prevent any long-term dysfunction or complications.
Causes of Hand Pain
Hand pain and dysfunction can result from conditions like trauma, repetitive strain, arthritis, nerve compression syndromes, nerve injury or infections.
The following are some of the most common causes of hand pain:
Types of Hand Pain
Hand dysfunction can manifest in several ways, and the type of dysfunction can provide valuable information as to the underlying cause.
The following are some of the different types of hand pain:
When Is The Right Time to See a Hand Specialist
If you are experiencing persistent hand pain or dysfunction or notice other symptoms that are concerning or confusing, it is important to seek appropriate medical advice from a qualified hand specialist.
A hand specialist is a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of upper extremity issues including problems with wrists, hand and fingers. The hand specialist can help identify the underlying cause of your hand pain and develop a personalized treatment plan to treat and alleviate your symptoms.
It is important to seek the help of a hand specialist if you experience any of the following symptoms:
If there is a need for the involvement of a hand specialist, you are welcome to contact us at the Ward Institute at any time at our offices.
We will be more than happy to attend to your needs and develop a customized treatment plan that will fit your situation.
Contact us now for a consultation at the Ward Institute.
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