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When To See A Hand Pain Specialist
By Northern Virginia Orthopedic Specialists
November 09, 2021
Category: Pain Management
Tags: Hand Pain  

You may not realize how much your hands really do every day until you start experiencing hand pain and can’t do all the functions you normally do. Your hands grip, squeeze, clasp, and do everything you need to do to get work done. When you start experiencing hand pain, you may notice how difficult it is to do simple tasks like eating. Your doctors at Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists in Haymarket, and Manassas, VA, can help find the cause of your hand pain and how you can start treating it.

When to Get Help for Hand Pain

Feeling a cramp in your hands after prolonged use is normal, but it’s important to know when it’s more severe and when you should visit a hand pain specialist. Your doctors in Haymarket, and Manassas, VA, can help explain when hand pain is severe and needs treatment.

Hand pain can range anywhere from mild to severe and can impact your ability to do daily things like holding a pencil or fork. There are many different causes of hand pain and some of the most common issues include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Trigger finger and trigger thumb
  • Mallet finger injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Guyon’s canal syndrome

Your doctor will examine your hands and determine what could be causing your pain. Once they figure out the cause, they can start developing a treatment plan for you. This could include physical therapy and strengthening exercises, using a brace or splint to keep your fingers or wrist in place, pain medications, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. If these treatments don’t seem to help your symptoms, there’s a chance that you may need surgery to ease your hand pain.

Contact Your Doctor Today!

Hand pain can severely impact your everyday activities. Contact your doctors at Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists in Haymarket, and Manassas, VA, to learn more about treating your hand pain and increasing your quality of life! Call today at 703-369-9070.