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Hand & Wrist Pain Treatment at Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston, TX

A full-service provider of hand and wrist pain treatment, Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston, Texas, offers patients conservative therapies, surgical treatments and everything in between. Since 1983, we have been helping members of the local community ease their pain, manage chronic joint conditions and recover from sports injuries at our specialized centers of excellence, all of which are equipped with today’s latest diagnostic tools and treatment technologies.

Patients who turn to Advanced Orthopaedics for hand and wrist pain treatment receive comprehensive, individualized care from board-certified and double-board-certified orthopedic specialists. Here, we provide:

  • On-site digital radiology services
  • Durable medical equipment services, including bracing and casting
  • In-house pain management services, physical therapy and chiropractic care
  • State-of-the-art biological therapies, such as bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) treatments
  • Tendon sheath steroid injections
  • Traditional and arthroscopic (minimally invasive) hand and wrist surgery

At our Houston orthopedic centers, we welcome patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, Dupuytren’s contracture, osteoporosis, hand, wrist and finger fractures, Colles fractures, thumb and wrist tendonitis, mallet finger and other upper extremity injuries, as well as patients who are experiencing nonspecific hand and wrist pain without an established diagnosis. Throughout every step of the process – whether that process begins with an X-ray, a physical therapy session or a surgical consultation – our experienced orthopedic specialists provide patients with the individualized attention and extensive support that they need to return to their active lifestyles.

To request an appointment with one of our fellowship-trained wrist and hand specialists, contact Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine today. We welcome patients from Houston, TX, and other nearby communities. Most major insurance plans are accepted.

Anatomy

Hand & Wrist

The hand is composed of nerves, bones, blood vessels, muscles, tendons and skin. Each part has its specific function such as nerves transfer sensation, joints control movements, blood vessels maintain circulation, muscles provide motion, tendons anchor the muscles to the bones, and skin receives sensations. 

Hand Injuries 

Injury or inflammation of any of these structures, due to a disorder or disease condition, may produce hand pain. Even compression of the nerves supplying these structures may cause hand pain. 

Characteristics of Hand Pain

Hand pain is characterized by distress in the joints and tissues of the hand or fingers. Hand pain can be depicted as pulsating, aching, increased warmth, prickling, irritation and inflexibility. 

Causes

The conditions and disorders that frequently play a role in hand pain include:

  • Accidental injury and trauma
  • Serious infections in the blood (septicemia)
  • Fracture
  • Nerve compression
  • Tenosynovitis and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Strains in muscles and ligaments
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes and peripheral neuropathy
  • Tedious lifting, twisting or gripping
  • Long-term use of keyboards

Treatment for Hand Pain

Hand pain can be treated normally by resting the hand, medications, bracing, heat or ice application, compression, stretching and strengthening exercises, and by treating the underlying cause or condition. In cases of chronic hand pain unresponsive to conservative treatment measures, hand surgery may be recommended. 

HOUSTON WRIST AND HAND SPECIALISTS

The physicians at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports medicine who specialize in wrist, hand, and elbow treatment are recognized globally for their expertise.