There are a number of reasons why you may be experiencing hand pain.
In Hagerstown Maryland, surgeons such as Dr. Herrera at Herrera Reconstructive surgery are here to help.
Hand pain is typically due to a recent injury or even from overuse of the wrist of hands.
However, if you are experiencing chronic pain, it may be indicative of a larger health concern.
Injuries of the Hand
The hands and wrists are comprised of many different sensitive bones, joints tissues and tendons.
When you injure your hand, these underlying structures are compromised with can lead to uncomfortable symptoms such as pain, bruising, and swelling.
Common hand injuries include landing on hands during a fall, bending backward too far, or even strain from typing or playing sports.
Treating Hand Injuries
Depending on your hand injury your treatment plan will differ.
In some cases, you may require a cast.
For soft tissue injuries, ice and elevation are your best bet towards healing.
Most important in any treatment is to rest the area for optimal recovery.
Overuse injuries such as typing too much or lifting heavy items often respond to over the counter medications, hea/cold therapy, and stretching.
Other Hand Concerns
Other concerns that your local hand specialist can treat are issues such as the following:
- Ganglion cysts
- Trigger finger
- Raynaud’s phenomenon
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
When You Need to Call a Doctor
If you have pain in the hand or wrist that gets increasingly worse, does not respond to rest, or that may be due to a fall or secondary health condition, you should call your local hand specialist.
If you have intense and horrible pain of the hand or wrist, or if you suspect a break you should go to an emergency room immediately.
Help for Hand Pain in Hagerstown Maryland
If you are experiencing hand or wrist pain, call Herrera Reconstructive Surgery today at (301)739-7790.