Hands are important—you use them to eat, type, write, draw, show affection and many other things. Hand pain, whether it is caused by injury or an underlying condition such as arthritis, can prevent you from enjoying the activities that you love.
If you are experiencing issues with your hands, HonorHealth's team of orthopedic specialists, surgeons and staff can help evaluate your goals and develop a treatment plan that will work for you.
Your options depend on the amount of pain you're in, the source of that pain and your hand functioning.
- Bracing, splints, casts and supports.
- Physical therapy.
- Medications and injections.
- Lifestyle modifications.
Surgery and Other Treatments:
- Joint surgery for arthritis treatment: Arthritis is a joint disorder that causes inflammation of one or more joints. Continuous inflammation of the joint can lead to a decrease or total loss of functionality of that joint. Joint surgery can replace or stabilize the joint and improve the functionality and appearance of deformed joints in the hand.
- Dupuytren's contractors surgery: Dupuytren's contractors is a condition in which scar tissue forms around the tendons that flex the fingers. The condition can progress to the point that it is impossible to extend the finger fully. In some cases, surgery is needed to remove the scar tissue.
- Nerve compression or pain surgery: Nerves can sometimes become compressed between tissues such as ligaments, tendons and bones. If this compression lasts for a long time, it can lead to pain, swelling and scarring. In severe cases surgery may be needed to relieve compression on the nerve.
- Hand/Wrist fractures and dislocations: When a fracture is severe, surgery may be required to implant wires, screws or plates to hold pieces of bone in place in order to heal properly.
- Carpal tunnel release: Carpal tunnel release is a surgical treatment to treat carpel tunnel syndrome. The surgeon will cut through the carpal ligament to create more space for the nerve and tendons that have been compressed.
- Trigger finger release: This surgical treatment is preformed to treat trigger finger, a condition in which the fingers or thumb latch or lock when bent.
- Wrist replacement/fusion: The surgeon replaces damaged parts of the wrist with specialized implants. This can provide relief from pain while maintaining joint function.