Your hands are incredibly complex, which is why they differentiate humans from animals because of the dexterity they provide. When hand pain develops, it can have a surprising effect on your life, rendering even the simplest task more difficult. At 7 Springs Orthopedics, there are hand specialists on staff that understand these intricate structures, which means you can get on the road to full function faster. For a same-day or next-day appointment, call one of our many Tennessee offices or use the online booking tool.
There are many problems that can interfere with the use of your hands, including:
- Trigger finger or trigger thumb
- Mallet finger
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Finger fracture
- Boxer’s fracture
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Your hands and fingers rely on precision dexterity so any condition that limits movement or makes function painful can place considerable limitations on the entire extremity.
If you’ve injured your hand and you suspect a sprain or fracture, you should immediately apply the RICE method:
If your swelling and pain don’t subside after a few hours – or gets worse – you’re better off seeking the professional counsel of an orthopedist to avoid long-term problems. During your initial exam, your provider reviews your symptoms, performs a physical exam, and uses advanced imaging to take a look at the structure underneath. Each of our many 7 Springs Orthopedics locations features on-site imaging so you and your provider can get to a diagnosis more quickly.
Once they identify the cause of your hand pain, your provider turns to an appropriate treatment plan for your diagnosis and your goals, which may include:
- More RICE therapy — rest, ice, compression, and elevation
- Casting, bracing, or splinting
- Corticosteroid injections
- Physical therapy
- Regenerative medicine
While alleviating your immediate pain is a primary goal, the providers also work hard to restore full function to your hand so you can get back to your life.
In less common cases, surgery may be the best solution for your hand problem, in which case one of the board-certified orthopedic surgeons reviews your case and discusses your options with you.
What is the Anatomy of the Hand?
Your hands, quite literally, connect you to the world, allowing you to communicate, hold on, work, play sports, and even eat your meals. To accomplish this, each of your hands contains 27 small bones, which are controlled and supported by flexor tendons, ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and nerves. An injury or problem in any one of these areas can threaten the function of your entire hand and cause you pain.
For expert treatment of hand pain, call 7 Springs Orthopedics or request an appointment using the online scheduling tool.
Whether a youngster suffering from their first sprained ankle, a weekend warrior with a knee injury, or an older adult trying to reduce arthritic pain in their hands, 7 Springs Orthopedics can help.
Our promise to the patient has never changed: we will respect your time, you will be treated with courtesy in a welcoming environment, and we’ll make sure you receive the appropriate care for your condition.