ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS LOCATED IN ATLANTA & WOODSTOCK, GA
Hand and wrist pain can make day-to-day tasks, such as driving and writing, seem impossible. The board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC in Atlanta and Woodstock, Georgia, diagnose and treat a variety of wrist and hand problems, including carpal tunnel syndrome. If hand or wrist pain interferes with your daily life, call or book an appointment online today.
Hand Problems Q&A
What are common hand problems?
The hand and wrist are highly complex structures capable of a vast range of intricate movements. Damage to any of the bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, or muscles in the hand can cause pain. The team at Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC treats all types of hand problems, including:
- Arthritis of the hand and wrist
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hand and finger injuries, including fractures
- Trigger finger
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- De Quervain’s tendonitis
- Wrist sprains
- Ganglion cysts
- Boutonniere deformity
- Ulnar nerve entrapment
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Hand problems may be the result of trauma, such as a forceful blow to a finger, overuse from repetitive hand motions, or degenerative damage.
What tests and procedures diagnose hand problems?
Your Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC provider begins by carefully examining your hand and wrist. They review your symptoms and medical history, and they can diagnose most hand problems based on a physical exam, but may take an X-ray to check for broken bones. The practice has a convenient onsite imaging center.
What are the nonsurgical treatment options for hand problems?
After they diagnose your specific hand problem, the team at Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC recommends the best approach to treatment. Many hand and wrist problems resolve with nonsurgical treatment, such as:
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Strengthening and stretching exercises
- Immobilization in a splint or cast
- Resting and icing the hand
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Steroid injections
Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC offers on-site physical therapy so you can receive all the care you need from their dedicated team.
When would I need surgical treatment for hand problems?
The team at Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC explores every available conservative treatment before they consider surgery. When surgery is necessary, they use minimally invasive endoscopic techniques whenever possible.
You may need hand or wrist surgery if you continue to suffer from pain and symptoms despite conservative therapies. Severe injuries, such as complex fractures, may require surgical treatment right away to reset the bones.
The expert orthopedic surgeons perform various hand and wrist procedures, including endoscopic carpal tunnel release and wrist reconstruction surgery.
If you have hand or wrist pain, call Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC or book an appointment online today.
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