8644 Sudley Road
Suite 308
Manassas, VA 20110

15195 Heathcote Boulevard
Suite 334
Haymarket, VA 20169

What Are the Common Causes of Hand Pain
By Northern Virginia Orthopedic Specialists
July 28, 2022
Category: Pain Management
Tags: Hand Pain  

Find out when to turn to an orthopedic specialist for care.

From injuries to normal wear and tear, there are many reasons why you might be dealing with hand pain. After all, we certainly use our hands for everything, from brushing our teeth to working out to typing on our keyboards. If you are dealing with hand pain, you may be wondering if you should turn to our Manassas and Haymarket, VA, orthopedic surgeons for care. Here’s what you should know,

What Causes Hand Pain?

There are many causes of hand pain, so nothing is more important than for our Manassas, VA, team to examine and thoroughly evaluate the hand to determine the cause of your pain. The most common hand pain causes include,

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Trigger finger
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Nerve problems
  • Fractures

When Should I Turn to an Orthopedic Hand Specialist?

Our Manassas, VA, orthopedic surgeon specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions and injuries that impact the hand and wrist. We understand the intricate, complex inner workings of the hand and can provide you with the treatment you need to get your pain under control. So, when should you turn to us for hand pain treatment? Contact us if,

  • You experience pain even at rest
  • You have persistent pain and stiffness
  • You develop a limited range of motion in your hands or wrists
  • You notice weakness in the hand or difficulty holding objects
  • You experience Swelling or pain that’s increased with activity
  • Rest doesn’t make symptoms better
  • You have trouble getting through your daily activities and routines
  • You develop numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation in the fingers or hand

What Are Some Treatment Options?

We first need to figure out what’s causing your hand pain before creating the best treatment plan to fit your needs, condition, and symptoms. Imaging tests such as x-rays and ultrasounds can give us a more in-depth look into the tendons, bones, and ligaments of the hands to detect injuries, inflammation, and diseases.

Our orthopedic team provides non-surgical and surgical treatment options to individuals dealing with hand pain here in Manassas and Haymarket, VA. We can also help you determine when surgery may be the best option. Common treatments for hand pain include,

  • Rest, icing, and home care
  • Injections
  • Prescription pain relievers or steroids
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Specialized exercises
  • Splinting
  • Medication

Don’t let hand pain impact your daily routine and life. Our Manassas and Haymarket, VA, orthopedic team can help. Call Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists at (703) 369-9070 to learn more.