Everything you do, from eating to playing sports, involves your hands. Thankfully, hand surgery specialist Dr. Mark Ciaglia, DO, and orthopaedic surgeon Dr. William J. Jordan, MD, at the Woodlands Center for Special Surgery in The Woodlands, Texas, can help restore your hands to full health, restoring their function and natural appearance through the use of hand surgery. Call the office or book your appointment online today if you’re suffering from hand pain.
Hand surgery repairs and treats the joints and bones of your hand, in addition to treating injuries to your tendons, blood vessels, or nerves. Hand pain can be due to repetitive motion injuries, as well as wear and tear.
Some common hand pain conditions which could require surgery include:
By treating the root cause associated with your debilitating hand condition, you can restore your quality of life.
Hand surgery includes a variety of different procedures. However, the doctors at Woodlands Center for Special Surgery specialize in the following:
Your doctor releases the pressure on your median nerve by cutting the transverse carpal ligament. This relieves carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.
With this procedure, your doctor alleviates thumb joint deterioration along with arthritis, allowing your thumb to become pain-free.
If you have tendonitis, Dr. Ciaglia or Dr. Jordan examine your hand to develop a treatment plan, which might be nonsurgical. Two such conditions are De Quervain's tenosynovitis and trigger finger. With De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, you experience pain on the thumb side of your wrist when you make a fist or hold objects.
Trigger finger is a painful condition causing your finger to lock when you bend it. The goal of treatment is to allow the tendon in your fingers to glide freely so your finger doesn’t lock.
Recovery after hand surgery greatly depends on the type of surgery performed. Nonetheless, it’s essential to let your hands heal as they’ll be sensitive following your procedure. Although side effects are rare, some patients express feeling mild to severe pain. Your doctor can prescribe pain medication to alleviate your discomfort if needed.
Depending on your surgery, your hand may have to be immobilized for a few months following your surgery. In addition, your doctor at Woodlands Center for Special Surgery may recommend physical therapy to increase your hand strength and function.
If you’re experiencing hand pain, call Woodlands Center for Special Surgery today or schedule an appointment online.