Hand pain can impact your life in many ways. You might have trouble typing on a keyboard, gripping a fork, getting dressed, or picking up your child. The longer you let this pain linger, the worse the condition could become and the bigger of an impact it can have on your life. If you suffer from hand pain, no matter the severity, it is important that you seek care from an orthopedic specialist at Academy Orthopedics in Georgia.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common causes of hand pain in people of all ages. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include the following:
Numbness and tingling at night
Feeling as if the fingers are swollen with no visible swelling
A decrease in your grip strength
Trouble feeling the difference between cold and hot
Difficulty grasping small objects
Hand pain can also be caused by tendonitis. This can be from an overuse injury or related to underlying medical conditions. Tendonitis occurs from swelling and inflammation in the tendons of the wrist and hand. Tendonitis causes pain with motion and activity. This can cause difficulty with even simple daily tasks.
If you have high blood sugar that is not regulated by medicine, you can develop peripheral neuropathy. This is a condition most associated with diabetes. Suffering from peripheral neuropathy can lead to pain in your hands and feet. You could also suffer from numbness, tingling, burning, and sensitivity to touch.
A ganglion cyst does not normally cause significant pain, but it can cause a dull ache. These are cysts filled with liquid/gel that often appear on the top or bottom of the wrist or the base of one of your fingers. You can live pain-free with a ganglion cyst for a long time, however, they can frequently grow quite large and interfere in your daily life.
If you recently fell, you might have suffered a sprain in your wrist when you outstretched your arm to break the fall. This hand pain will eventually subside but prompt treatment can ensure proper healing. Be sure to have an x-ray performed to make sure it is just a sprain and you didn’t also suffer a fracture of a bone in your hand or wrist.
Trigger finger is a common condition many patients have never heard of prior to seeking care from our orthopedic hand surgeon. In fact, trigger finger occurs when the tendons that bend our fingers get stuck in the tunnel that surrounds them. Patients with trigger finger complain of pain in the hand with associated clicking and locking of the fingers. Symptoms are frequently worse in the morning.
Schedule an Appointment for Hand Pain Today
Do you suffer from hand pain? Have you dealt with this pain for too long? Has it impacted your ability to complete easy daily tasks? If so, it’s time to have the pain examined and diagnosed so you can begin treating it. Call the office of Academy Orthopedics in Georgia at (770) 271-9857 to schedule an appointment today. With locations in Cumming, Duluth and Buford Georgia come see our board-certified orthopedic hand surgeon to evaluate your hand pain.