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Our hands and wrists play a vital role every day with typing, buttoning, eating, and holding objects, but we rarely think about them when they’re in use. They’re taken for granted unless injured or painful to use. But if either happens, it can have a big impact on your daily life and your ability to take care of yourself. So keeping your hands and wrists in working order is critical. If you’re experiencing pain, you may need to visit a hand and wrist specialist. When should you go, and what can you expect? Town Center Orthopaedics answers your questions.
In addition to suffering an injury or open wound to your hand or wrist, you may notice:
Any of these can be signs of damage or disease. In some instances, they may be handled with over-the-counter medication, but if symptoms worsen or don’t go away, medical attention should be sought.
Unlike general practitioners, hand and wrist doctors are orthopedic surgeons who specialize in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions of the fingers, hands, wrists, forearms, and elbows, and they have at least one full year of training in hand surgery after their nine to eleven years of medical school and residency. They will be able to diagnose your symptoms and treat your condition.
You can find a hand and wrist specialist at one of our four Town Center Orthopaedics locations in Ashburn, Centreville, Fairfax, and Reston, VA.
Your hand and wrist doctor will evaluate your symptoms and diagnose if you are suffering from one of several conditions:
At Town Center Orthopaedics, our specialists offer the following treatment options for hand and wrist conditions:
If the condition doesn’t improve, your orthopedic hand specialist may recommend surgery that cuts through and “releases” the ligament that is putting pressure on the nerve.
While they may not stop some conditions, these four tips could help prevent damage:
You can schedule an appointment at one of our four locations across Virginia convenient to you by calling (571) 336-2818 or completing this form.
At Town Center Orthopaedics, our team of hand and wrist experts is dedicated to providing you with the best outcome through our state-of-the-art, patient-focused orthopedic care. We look forward to helping you soon.
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